Back up is a dull chore for most businesses but it becomes a vital lifeline if disaster strikes.
LiveVault Online backup
LiveVault Online Backup is not only the best online backup solution available but is the most cost effective way to protect your company data. You will love the ability to restore data that is only 15 minutes old instead of having to go back to yesterday's backup tape.
There is no quicker way to back upyour most recent data off site securely.
- How much does online backup cost?
- What you get with LiveVault Online Backup service?
- How the online data backup system works
- Why backup online?
- Why is ISN's LiveVault Online Backup better?
- What's wrong with using tape as my only backup?
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Costs are calculated on how much data, how much change history is stored and length of contract.
Costs of the various online backup options are on the table below but as an example, if you back up 15GB of data, retaining change history of 7 days at the data centre, the annual cost would be £1260+VAT. Initial one-off setup costs for one server would be £375+VAT.
Costs of Live Vault Managed Server back up
Cost per Gigibyte per month for a one year contract. Discounts available for longer term and larger data volumes.
|Account set up fee||Set up fee per protected Server||Paid Quarterly in advance||Paid Annually in advance|
|7 Day Retention||£300||£75||£7||£6|
|30 Day Retention||£300||£75||£9||
|12 Month Retention||£300||£75||£11||
- 24 hour access to your data using your existing Internet connection
- Off-site, encrypted, secure data storage
- Built in support for databases without extra agents or open file tools
- Continuous backup Windows machines.
- Supported platforms include Linux, Sun Solaris, Mac and Windows
- Back up of multiple versions of your most important data
- No storage devices to configure or extra tapes to buy
Using industry leading software and hardware platforms, the LiveVault Online Backup service recognises and captures changes to files since the last backup session. The encrypted data is then sent over the Internet to mass data storage systems located in a highly-secure data centre near London Heathrow. This data centre is in turn mirrored to a replica site near Slough, Berkshire.
Automated, hands-off backup sessions are scheduled by customers according to their own needs from an easy to use Web portal. Retrieval of data can be accomplished online from the customer's place of business or remotely in the event of a disaster.
If, in an emergency, you require all of the data more quickly than you can download it, we can provide copies on disk by express courier.
- Backups run reliably without any effort from you.
- Continuous backup of Windows servers, so you can even restore files created today.
- All backed up data is moved to a secure off site location straight away
- Secure and fast backup and restore via a simple web portal
- Costs £7 to £15 per Gigabyte per month depending on options chosen.
- ISN makes backup systems, trusted by the largest businesses, available to companies of any size. The hardware used for our solution is the best and most reliable available, housed within a secure data centre west of London where the environment is controlled rigorously. This centre is in turn mirrored to another remote data centre.
- Huge amounts of storage are available at our data centres and capacity is far in excess of that required by any but the largest businesses.
- Our solution is based on Iron Mountain's LiveVault system, the preferred solution of many UK banks and major businesses for data backup and systems management. There simply is no better solution for online backup.
- ISN Backup backs up only files which are new or have changed since the last backup and therefore completes quickly while still retaining a full copy of all data for restore purposes. Only the changed sections of large files get backed up.
- The backup routine can start automatically at a scheduled time or run continuously backing up changes to your data at 15 minute increments.
- ISN Backup is a managed solution. Therefore if a backup doesn't take place we will contact you immediately to establish the reason and take any steps necessary.
- Although the Internet is used to transfer your data to our data centre, it could not be more secure. The information is encrypted before it leaves the building and is only accessible using your passwords and only from your offices. None of your data can be read by anyone outside your organisation, not even by our data centre staff.
- You can easily and quickly restore files from our storage systems onto your server using a simple web interface. It is possible to restore not only the latest backed up version but also any of a number of previous versions of the file.
- In the event of a major disaster it is possible, once security clearance has been authorised, to restore data onto another machine connected to the Internet - perhaps a home computer. In this way, essential data is easily available and users suffer virtually no downtime, even during the worst disaster
- Tape streamers are prone to breaking down because they are kept in dusty, hot environments and have vulnerable moving parts.
- Tapes are expensive to buy but if you don't buy enough they get reused too frequently and wear out quickly.
- Backup software is prone to errors due to poor configuration, software bugs, device driver problems and operating system errors.
- A full backup can take a long time to complete and sometimes needs to continue while staff are working, slowing everything down.
- Different systems (Windows, Mac, Unix) require different software applications and often different tape formats to back them up. This compounds the problem of being able to restore quickly and reliably.
- The person responsible for the backup occasionally forgets to change the tape or overwrites the wrong one.
- Backups are not monitored regularly to check their effectiveness or if they ran at all. ISN sometimes encounters businesses who faithfully change the tape every day but no backup has taken place for as much as a year.
- If a tape were lost or stolen, the business could be at risk if used by a malicious third party.
- You will probably not discover anything is wrong with your tape backup until you need it to restore something.
- A file restore would take considerable time and would depend on the latest backup tape working flawlessly.
- A full system restore would take a minimum of one day assuming that a similar machine, backup device, software installation media and a skilled IT engineer were available to carry it out.
- A major disaster would mean an even longer recovery period. If none of the backup tapes worked then all data would be lost and the company could well go out of business.