When you back up with the cloud, your backup will be secure, hassle-free and efficient. Backing up with the cloud is also immeasurably more reliable than antiquated methods of data protection, like zip drives, CDs and tape drives. All of these older methods are error-prone and have high rates of failure.
With Carbonite Server Backup, your database information is protected both locally and offsite. Local protection helps speed recovery times, while offsite backup gives you access to data in the event of a local failure.
If you get close to your storage limit, we’ll send emails to the account administrator notifying them that they need to add more storage to the account. Once you hit your storage limit, we’ll stop backing up any new files until you delete files from your backup or add new storage to your account.
Even though we are committed to notifying you about your backup, we strongly recommend that you proactively monitor your usage to avoid interruption to your backup.
Carbonite Server backup can help you to maintain compliance with HIPAA regulations. For more information about this feature, please contact the Carbonite Business Team at 877-CARB-BIZ or by email, at BusinessTeam@carbonite.com.
If you are able to use the existing computer, you can easily begin your restore within the Server Backup client. If the hard drive has crashed, you must first reinstall the Server Backup client and your cloud certificate on the new hard drive.
Once installed, go to the Restore tab, select the backup that you want to restore to and click "Restore." You'll be asked to specify your restore preferences. Carbonite Server Backup will then locate your backed up files in the cloud and restore them to the computer on which you're working.
Cloud service providers, such as Microsoft with its Office 365, often help to mitigate issues related to hardware failure on their end, but offer little to no protection against user error or malware attacks on the user's end. User error is a leading cause of data loss, which is why so many cloud-based providers recommend backup redundancy. By backing up data wherever it lives with Carbonite, you maintain control over your data and ensure its protection.
BMR is the ability to restore a server to a fully functioning state from bare metal without any additional software installation or configuration required. It’s important for you to be able to recover to either similar or dissimilar hardware when performing a BMR.
Image backup performs a system image, inclusive of operating system, settings, applications, and files in one backup. Granular backups offer selective protection for items such as files, databases, and system state settings.
An image backup will comprehensively protect everything on your server except for SQL, Exchange and SharePoint databases. If Carbonite Server Backup detects any of these applications while performing an image backup, it will automatically set up a granular backup for those databases. The image backup will then protect everything else on that server.
Creating dedicated granular backups enables Carbonite Server Backup to protect 100% of the server data in the optimal manner by combining the comprehensive protection of image backups and the granular flexibility of database specific backups. This results in:
Faster Bare Metal Restores By separating out large Exchange, SQL, or SharePoint databases into their own specific backup sets, you can quickly get the server back up and running from bare metal, even to dissimilar hardware.
Granular Database Recovery You can choose to restore the database (e.g. Exchange) without having to restore an entire system image, which is helpful in more common restore scenarios versus a complete site failure. Optimized RPOs
Backup schedules, and retention, can be tailored for both the image and the specific databases to ensure optimal recovery point objectives (e.g. more frequent backups of transactional databases).
Bare metal restore enables you to return to a fully functioning state from “bare metal” following a true disaster scenario. Simply boot to recover media and select which bare metal image you would like to restore to. Your server will be back up and running with one quick restore. You can then choose to restore any granular backups, if applicable, for that particular server.
Restoring from granular backup saves time because you’re only recovering what you need to. Being able to restore from bare metal means you can recover full system information in a fraction of the time that it would otherwise take without having a bare metal restore option.
Yes. You can choose to just store the images locally or both locally and in the cloud. When selecting a local backup target, you’ll need to designate a drive different than the one being imaged so that the backup is available to enable a bare metal restore, if needed.
Yes, one time only. When you set up your initial bare metal image backup set you will be prompted to create recovery media that you can house on a small USB drive. If you need to perform a bare metal restore, you would boot to that recovery media in order to select which backup image to restore.
Yes. All Carbonite Server Backup plans include agentless backups of Hyper-V at the hypervisor level, with support for full and incremental snapshots, plus quick recovery of an entire VM or granular file-level data. To protect VMware and other popular virtualization platforms, you can install the Carbonite Server Backup agent inside the VM and then take advantage of all available backup types to protect that VM’s data.
Yes. In addition to SSL/TLS transport security, Carbonite Server Backup offers a choice between 256-bit PKE and 128-bit AES encryption, where Carbonite manages the encryption keys for you. Image backups are not encrypted when saved to local disk. They will be encrypted when uploaded to the cloud.
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