Backup IS NOT optional and with MyDaaS, you cannot 'untick the box'
Backing up your data is one of those tasks that you need to do but is often is overlooked, pushed into the "I'll do it later basket" and often simply not done.
In the hosted, virtual world, backup is even more of a problem because you, the end user, do not have control of the base systems that your virtual machines are sitting on and this is why most cloud providers DO NOT backup your precious systems and data. Some cloud providers do however offer backup as an extra added feature and extra cost to you.
They may perform some 'snapshots' on their storage SANs to enable you to restore from yesterday if your systems become unstable, or delete a file or similar, but what happens if the storage system itself crashes? The Answer - Your data will become corrupted and you'll need to restore from an external backup...
And more importantly, snapshots ARE NOT backups no matter how much the provider or their website tries to convince you otherwise...
Every single Virtual Machine and every piece of data that sits within the MyDaaS platforms are backed up at least once a day using Veeam Backup and Replication. Backups are an important requirement of the base system and we have included it 'as a matter of necessity' and is included at NO EXTRA CHARGE with every MyDaaS solution that is deployed.
We have a 'duty of care' to ensure that the data and systems that you place in our care are looked after properly and that we give your data the respect that it deserves.
The MyDaaS Standard backup routine performs an image based backup of your individual virtual machines and data with the following retention points;
The Daily backup images are stored on-site in a completely separate Network Attached Storage device to enable speedy backups and quick restores should they be needed.
The Daily backup images are also copied off-site for an additional level of data protection and used to 'synthetically' automatically create the Monthly and Annual backup files.
Should you require a speciifc backup regime that may not be part of our standard deployment, please do not hesitate to bring this to our attention so we can customise a routine that suits your requirements.