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All business processes rely on high availability of mission critical data and fast recovery in case of an error, theft, disaster, or malicious activities. Continuous and secure data flow is the blood line of any modern enterprise. Mission critical data must be protected and secured, but also easily and readily accessible to all business processes.

As much as 20% of small to medium businesses will suffer a major disaster every five years, causing loss of critical data (CloudBackup's Facts about Data Loss: Richmond House Group) and 60% of them will shut down within six months of the disaster.

About 70% of data loss is contributed to: accidental deletion, disk or system failure, viruses, fire, ransomware, and other malicious activities. Limitations of the traditional, built-in, backup solutions prevented two thirds of these companies to restore their lost data due to either an inadequate backup strategy or complete lack of one.

Backup of mission critical data is the integral part of every Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) strategy.

Modern data backup strategy must be flexible enough to mitigate all risks listed above. Such a strategy must include multiple copies of mission critical data made on geographically dispersed storage mediums as well as variety of automation options to match the specifics of each given destination.

Below is a table which summarizes suggested backup strategies based on the most likely causes of data loss in today's dynamic environment.

Popular Backup Destinations vs Data Loss Risk Factors

Protects From: On Premise Backup Remote Backup Cloud Backup
Accidental Deletion
Data Corruption
Disk/System Failure
Fire
Ransomware
Viruses / Malware
Power Outage
Theft

GoodSync is a universal backup platform that gives businesses the flexibility to implement a variety of backup solutions in one software package. GoodSync allows businesses to completely customize a backup strategy for each given environment by combining the world's most advanced data backup options with the variety of backup destinations in an easy to use interface.

By combining multiple data backup destination options with flexible automation modes, GoodSync can mitigate the entire spectrum of data loss threats.

When deciding on backup strategy businesses must also take into consideration the time sensitivity and size of our mission critical data as well as the frequency of changes and available network resources.

Backup Automation vs Data Characteristics

Destination Real-Time Backup Periodic Backup Scheduled Backup
On Premise
Remote
Cloud
Data Time Sensitivity Real-Time Backup Periodic Backup Scheduled Backup
High Availability
Medium
Low

Multiple automation and destination options allow real-time backup of time-sensitive data to a backup medium located on premise, while periodical and scheduled automation modes are optimal for a secondary, off-premise backup copy.

The key to a successful backup strategy is a carefully tailored combination of mission critical data backup destinations and corresponding optimal automation options.

Please feel free to consult our most used backup scenarios to get insight on setting up specific GoodSync Jobs. Our experts are ready to assist you in designing, evaluating, and setting up customized backup strategy for your business.

Other GoodSync backup advanced features include: version control, bandwidth throttling, notifications, conflict resolution, ACL permission detection and propagation.

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