You must be aware that your PCs and servers are exposed to the threat of data loss. Any of these incidents can make your missional critical data irretrievable, such as ransomware, hardware failure, natural disaster, theft, your own careless mishehaviour, etc. Therefore, using a proper Windows backup tool such as CloudBacko to protect your Windows system is a must.
To avoid disastrous data loss, the best practice is to keep at least 3 copies of your data:
For Windows backup to offsite location, since it is not your own environment, make sure to enable encryption to prevent somebody from stealing your data. With CloudBacko, no lazy encrypting keys such as "abc123" or "123456" will be used. It provides unbreakable encryption to your SQL backup, as all the data and filenames can be encrypted with an AES 256-bit truly randomized key. Even a 10.51 Pentaflops supercomputer needs 3.31 x 1056 years to crack such key. Therefore, hackers will not be able to crack your backed up Windows System data on the cloud.
When your PC / server is down, you don't want to restore to a backup that was taken a year ago. Therefore, you need a solution that can run periodically by itself based on your pre-configured schedule, such as once a week during weekend. CloudBacko allows you to define your own schedules to run your Windows backup (e.g. every Friday after work so that you have the whole weekend to let the backup complete), so that you will always have a recent copy to restore to when needed.
It's always good to keep mulitple previous versions of your Windows System backup, so that when you realize it's not the latest backup you want to restore to, you can still choose an earlier version to restore. With CloudBacko's powerful retention policy setup, it is simple and flexible to define various versioning rules to suit your version retention needs.
With CloudBacko's comprehensive reporting tool, it can't be more handy to get clear visibility into the backup details of all destinations, including usage trend, backup and restore reports, log for warnings and errors.
|Download CloudBacko Pro trial version. A 30 days free trial key has been bundled within it. Here's a quick start guide for your initial configuration.|
|Install it on your Windows Server machine. Then, refer to this Windows System backup and restore guide for to configure your Windows System backup set.|
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