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DR vs Backups: What’s the difference?

3.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Disaster recovery and backup are terms often misused when it comes to making sure you have a business continuity plan for your organisation. Maybe you take care to back up your data each evening. Perhaps you even store that backup off site to keep it extra safe. Whilst this is good practice and will make sure that you’re able to restore historical data in an emergency, it’s important to recognise that backup and disaster recovery are not interchangeable.   What is backup?  Human error, system failure, cyber-threats, natural disaster – there are any number of potential situations that can result in…

Backup A Minute

2.6.2017 by Al McCloud

We’ve been talking about backup a lot in the past few years. At one point, we even blogged about the amount of squirrels causing data loss around the world. The fact that this number is higher than zero is mind-blowing.…

Fast Fridays – 3rd February 2017

3.2.2017 by Jenn Granger

Hello and welcome to Friday, and – even more exciting than that – the Friday roundup! In this week’s blog we’ve talked about all of the things, from why squirrels are more sinister than they seem, to why you should…

Two Copies are Better than One: Five Reasons to use BaaS

31.1.2017 by Jenn Granger

It’s always good to have a backup, whether that’s your neighbours having your spare set of keys, the Empire creating all of the clones in Star Wars, or your business creating a copy of your data. In a world of…

Backup In Case of Squirrels

30.1.2017 by Jenn Granger

At UKFast we’re big on hoping for the best and preparing for the worst – even when the worst is squirrels. The Cyber Squirrel 1 website has made a list of all ‘unclassified cyber squirrel operations’ – i.e. attacks that…

Get Backup and Running With Commvault

27.9.2016 by Jenn Granger

Free ice creams!; Sale now on!; Manage your Commvault backups within MyUKFast! When it comes to announcements, I think you’ll agree that we’re pretty much up there with the best. For those of you that aren’t familiar with our Advanced Backup…

How To Keep Your Data Backed Up

31.3.2014 by Jenn Granger

In the summer of 2007 my computer crashed and I lost 7,000 songs and several important pieces of university coursework. It was a very dark time for me. Today is World Backup Day, and – because I never want anyone…

Microsoft Release ‘System Center Data Protection Manager 2010’

20.4.2010 by James Crawshaw

In a technology refresh of the Data Protection Manager product, Microsoft have released not just updated support for their latest products but also new features and tweaks to existing features that DPM admins will no doubt find useful. Key additions…

Choosing the Right Data Protection Routine

19.3.2010 by The Brigadier

How do you choose the right data protection routine? The impact of data loss or unavailability is an area of concern to any business that associates any level of importance to their online presence. The level of concern is determined…

UKFast Intelligent Backup

16.3.2010 by The Brigadier

Performing regular server backups is a must for every business that uses online applications for email, databases, websites or ecommerce. Your business cannot afford to lose this vital information. UKFast's intelligent backup facility guarantees that all business-critical data is backed…