What should you consider when choosing a backup solution?

RTO – recovery time objective
RPO – recovery point objective
Security – keep data on-site and replicate off site too ( fire/flood/ransomware )
Security of the data when backed up and stored – encrypt it
Security of the provider and provider’s data centre (ISO27001 etc)
DR Testing – regular tests to ensure it works when needed.
Monitoring – check the control panel and send email alerts.
Do you want to backup Microsoft 365 too? – it deletes data after 90 days once deleted by default.
Retention period – How long do you need to keep the data, and how many file versions would you like kept?

N-Able Backup pricing and options

Microsoft 365 Backup 

Protect your organisation against unwittingly deleted data.
1-49 Users – £ 3.50/user/month
50-99 Users – £ 3.00/user/month
100+ Users – £ 2.50/user/month
Free set up
To backup SharePoint, all users that have permission to use it must be selected on backup.
To backup just Email and OneDrive, you may select individual users.
If making selections, we then cannot use “auto add” of any new site, user or mailbox.
Exchange Data is retained for SEVEN years
OneDrive and SharePoint Data is retained for SEVEN years.
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Server Backup

Single Server, 1yr retention, 2 file versions – Up to 500GB – £ 60.00 per server, per month
Single Server, 1yr retention, 2 file versions – Up to 1TB– – £ 80.00 per server, per month
Single Server, 1yr retention, 2 file versions – Up to 2TB– – £ 120.00 per server, per month
Additional Storage – £ 0.04 per GB, per month

This backup writes to the UK N-Able Cloud and to a local storage device on your network (NAS or USB)
Local storage is optional, but will accelerate recovery in a complete disaster.

For clients needing full local replication – i.e. a turned off VM, being replicated live, plus a replication to Weald’s HQ to a non-running VM – this is possible using more a more sophisticated offering by Veeam.
Our dedicated Veeam page is here

DR Testing – add on.

Automatic DR Testing – server will be bare metal restored to a Virtual Machine, started and screen shot sent of running server. The logs show the services starting. This is a monthly service for £ 10/extra/per server, per month.

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