Strategy of Backup for Server Data: Best Principles and Techniques

Strategy of server backup

Strategy of server backup is a system of rules designed for keeping server-level data copies. The definition includes selection of storages, scheduling principles, methods of backup and some optimization issues. Let us show how to realize these strategic principles with Handy Backup.

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Common Principles and the Most Basic Logic of Backup

Before you create any backup scheme, let you answer on some simple questions:

  • What I want to keep when backing up the server information?
  • How many computers I need to back up in my network infrastructure?
  • How much data I can store on my backup data-storage device?
  • How frequently I must apply my developed strategy for backup servers?
  • What is my restoration policy?

Let us help you to select the right answers by giving you some practical advices.

If You Keep Your Data on a Single Server

The most common type of server is a single server unit keeping all the data processed and stored by server applications, e.g. databases, movies or Skype call records. This situation is typical for some advanced home users and most small businesses.

Backup for a single server
  • To cope with one server system, the practical way is purchasing a copy of Handy Backup Small Server edition. This system completes all backup needs for any one either single Windows server or advanced workstation.

If You Keep Your Data on Server-Connected Workstations

This is another common type of local IT infrastructure: one main server and multiple other servers and workstations connected to it, running under Windows or Linux. Backup server content along with some data collected from workstations is a main strategy for backing up server in these cases.

Backup for server-connected workstations
  • To run this strategy, you can utilize one of the two multi-computer editions of Handy Backup, guided from a single management console. These editions are capable to collect and store data using Windows or Linux remote machines.

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Common Aspects of Server Backup Strategies

Regardless of type of your particular infrastructure, some common principles of backup strategy for server data are staying untouched. Here is the short list of these backup strategy components.

  1. Always check somehow after running a backup task that the task is successfully accomplished and the program saved all your data correctly; otherwise, all the activity can bring no fruits! (The task report window can help you in this operation!)
  2. Provide a suitable free space on your backup media when scheduling and planning any data-keeping operations. If your media runs out of data capacity just during the recording – consequences may be slightly disappointing... or completely fatal!
  3. Be careful when restoring the server information, as the restoration can be potentially much more dangerous (but not more difficult!) process than backing up data. If you are uncaring, you may lose all your actual server data when restoring a backup!

Download Handy Backup

Version 7.8.5, built on 23 September, 2016
64.3 MB

Plan your small business or department-level server backup strategies with Handy Backup, which can automate all components and operations of your data-keeping model for you!

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  • Dan_Ti | 2012-10-24 06:57:46

    Great that Network supports Windows 2008.

  • HB_Moderator | 2012-11-12 05:55:39

    Right, every Handy Backup version is compatible with Windows 8.В  В  В 

  • raysimmons | 2012-10-24 06:49:06

    I didn`t see how many workstations for the prog.

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