Offsite Backup Software Solution for Remote Data Backup

Offsite backup software facilitates the transfer of critical data copies to remote backup storage options, including network drives, NAS devices, FTP servers, or popular cloud services like OneDrive and Dropbox. Handy Backup stands as an excellent offsite backup solution equipped with numerous plugins to support various online data storage needs.

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Offsite Backup Software: Remote Server Backup Solution

Key Functions of Offsite Backup Software

Offsite Data Distribution

Physical Data Distribution

Offsite backup data solutions separate copies of the same dataset from each other copy physically. This means you can always restore a copy of your data when some physical damage or technical problem (from electricity shortcut to full-scale fire or natural disaster) strikes an original dataset location.

Remote Offsite Backup

Remote Access to Any Offsite Data Backup

By granting your backup software offsite storages, you also grant yourself (or any other trusted person) an access to data copies limited only by network capabilities and your will (as you are controlling the information security and access rights). Restore your remote backup from any place on the world!

Offsite Server Backup Software

No Maintenance Required with Offsite Server Backup Software

Using offsite backup server software with external storage eliminates maintenance, making it cost-effective for enterprises as storage owners handle maintenance, reducing the burden on offsite backup users compared to on-premises solutions.

Disadvantages of Remote Backup

In addition to the aforementioned advantages, offsite backup comes with its set of drawbacks. Here, we outline the most prominent and common challenges associated with storing data online.

  • Backup and recovery performance relies on available bandwidth and the quality of network services.
  • The cost per storage unit (e.g., per GB) tends to be considerably higher compared to local backup solutions.
  • There is a persistent risk of potential interception of your backup data through network traffic control.
  • Certain offsite backup storage services may engage in unscrupulous practices, posing a risk of data theft.
Disadvantages of Offsite Backup

Effective offsite backup software, like Handy Backup, has the capacity to mitigate or eliminate several of these risks. For further insights into how Handy Backup achieves this, please refer to the following sections.

Handy Backup Offsite Software Storage Options

Offsite Data Storage

Handy Backup supports a plenty of remote backup solutions. Please see the screenshot above to look briefly over the list of storage plug-ins, or the table below to estimate its storage capabilities.

Local network Internet
Drives and data servers Mapped drives
Network shared folders
NAS units
Offsite data backup servers
FTP storage FTP
FTPS (including SSL)
FTPS (including SSL)
Cloud solutions Private clouds supporting WebDAV Private clouds
Microsoft OneDrive
Google Drive
Amazon S3
Any cloud supporting WebDAV

Remote Backup Software Plug-ins

For offsite backup, you can use almost any storage plug-in (including the Computer plug-in in the Server Network solution). The previous table shows which type of storage can serve as remote backup solution. Just use some Handy Backup plug-in for connecting to offsite backup storage, and create a backup task!

Customers About Offsite Backup Software by Handy Backup

Review About Remote Backup Software by Handy Backup

"I use offsite backup to my local WebDAV cloud, as well as to Dropbox. Handy Backup organizes all my data copying actions, and I have no problems with it. If I need, I can always tune up the task parameters to meet my changing requirements. It is easy and clean; all task still work through several months and years. Very good job!"

Dietrich Zersky, a photo blogger

Additional Benefits of Handy Backup as Off Site Backup Software

As full-scale offsite data backup software solution, Handy Backup has some crucial advantages realizing the capabilities described above – and allowing much more for users who need an offsite backup software solution to fulfill their needs!

  • Keeping data offsite in native formats, allowing using these data from storages directly;
  • Scheduling tasks to run at an exact time as well as for intervals lasting from minutes to months;
  • Selection of partial backup methods (full, incremental, differential and mixed backups);
  • Keeping offsite backup data as different versions of the same dataset;
  • Automatically repeating tasks missed by some cause such as network problems, if you need it;
  • Running other (external) software before or after a backup task.
  • A tech support that can help setting up and maintaining any offsite backup tasks.
Automatic Offsite Backup

These advantages, along with many standard options including compressing and encrypting data as well as running all offsite data backup software operations in a “stealthy” mode (as a Windows service), make Handy Backup a very capable solution for organizing offsite backup data.

Best Practices for Utilizing Offsite Backup

When implementing offsite backup strategies, adhering to best practices can maximize data security and accessibility. Here are key considerations for effective offsite data backup:

3-2-1 Rule

Follow the 3-2-1 Rule

Ensure redundancy by having at least three copies of your data, stored in two different media, with one copy offsite. 3-2-1 backup strategy guarantees data availability and protection against unforeseen disasters.

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Encrypt Your Data

Security is paramount. Encrypt your data both during transfer and storage to prevent unauthorized access. Encryption ensures the confidentiality and integrity of your data.

Regular Backups

Regular Backups

Schedule regular backups to keep your data up to date. Frequent backups minimize data loss in case of unexpected events.

Use Cases for Offsite Backup

Why is offsite backup important for you? There are many types of tasks for implementing offsite backup solutions. Here is the short list of most popular tasks of such types.

  • Shared data. Offsite backup allows accessing these data by any person from any place.
  • Vital information. Using the off-site backup technique, you will protect it from local perils.
  • Distributing datasets. Sometimes, "backup" means only sending data online to other users.
  • Big databases. This is a common sense to store backups for mirrored databases offsite.

Difference between Onsite and Offsite Data Backup

Difference between Onsite and Offsite Data Backup

As shown above, the key feature for offsite data backup is a possibility to store data physically away from the mainframe or computer location. Thus, the data backup will have protection from physical and hardware-related perils that local backup cannot provide.

As mentioned above, local backup has some advantages, including relative storage cheapness, quick data transfer rates and high availability of storage. We recommend combining onsite backup software and offsite data backup in some scheme such as 3-2-1 backup, Grandfather-Father-Son or other.

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