John McAloney MBA, BSCS, MCP

Computers, Servers, Networks, Wireless
for Vero Beach, Sebastian, and the World



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Check out these examples of real world, hands-on ways I have helped customers develop and implement cost effective computer backup strategies that suit their business. For a free, no obligation on-site review of your specific computer data backup needs and options, call John at 772-913-5433.

Allied Brass: Setup scheduled off-site data backup to Google Drive using Syncback Pro, and server 2012 scheduled imaging to local hard drive.
Brandt's Appliance Service: Transition from external USB computer data backups to a combination of "versioned" offsite computer data backups and onsite computer data backups to a dedicated backups manager computer. Primary business application data backups are current offsite within four hours. With Server 2012, use Windows Backup to capture daily images of server.
Capp Custom Builders: Setup scheduled off-site data backup to Microsoft OneDrive using Syncback Pro.
Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy: Setup on-site backup using external hard drive to replace labor-intensive tape backups.
Destiny Christian Fellowship: Setup on-site backups of presentation computer data using external hard drive.
First United Methodist Church: Setup on-site and off-site backups using two external hard drives. Setup wirelesss clients with Syncback "pushing" backup software to handle wireless connectivity issues.
Heartland Amish Furniture: Setup off-site computer data backups to dedicated SSL ftp server, then transition to cloud-based off-site computer data backups for cost effectiveness.
Pisgah Pest Control: Setup off-site computer data backups to dedicated SSL ftp server, then transition to a combination of USB computer data backups and cloud-based off-site computer data backups for cost effectiveness. With Server 2012, use Windows Backup to capture daily images of server.
TCM Sharing House: Setup server imaging computer data backups to provide for fast recovery from server crash, use Previous Versions for file-level computer data restores. Setup non Windows Pro clients with Syncback "pushing" backup software.
Transylvania Vocational Services: Setup on-site and off-site backups using two external hard drives to replace labor-intensive tape backups. Setup server imaging to provide for fast recovery from server crash.
Waycaster Tire Service: Setup off-site computer data backups to combination of dedicated SSL ftp server and external hard drives, then transition to cloud-based off-site computer data backups for cost effectiveness.
Western Carolina Tool and Mold: Setup on-site computer data backups using external hard drive to avoid labor-intensive tape backups of computer data. Use Previous Versions for routine computer data file restores.

Most people will not be disciplined with backups, like flossing, so I make the computer data backup process as automatic as I can. Most flash drives include automatic computer data backup software that is easy to use. Do not use USB flash drives as your primary computer data store, they die also. I strongly recommend one copy offsite, and offsite can be in your car, but with the cloud backup options today, it is far better to have the offsite copy in the cloud. I use SyncBack for data backups in compressed or encrypted or native file format, and GoDaddy online file folders. That is a good combination for data backups. I disagree with the taste in much of GoDaddy advertising, but their service and pricing are both very good. There are lots of other options.