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Article · Jan 5, 2016

Three more reasons why SMBs should back up Office 365 data

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Carbonite made headlines last year when it announced that Carbonite Server Backup plans now support local and cloud backup for Microsoft Exchange Online in Office 365. We also published a blog on the topic explaining three reasons why small and midsize businesses (SMBs) should back up email data hosted in Office 365. That blog generated a great deal of interest so we decided to revisit the topic. Here are three more reasons why SMBs should back up Exchange Online data hosted in Office 365:

1. The 3-2-1 Backup Rule
The 3-2-1 Backup Rule is a best practice which dictates that SMBs should save at least three copies of data, in at least two different places, with at least one copy of the data stored offsite. An SMB that keeps all of their Exchange Online email data with Microsoft – and nowhere else – is in clear violation of The 3-2-1 Backup Rule. Perhaps more important is the fact that SMBs – especially those concerned about compliance and data security issues – will enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing their data will be accessible no matter what happens.

2. Hackers
If an intruder hacks into your Exchange Online account and deletes or changes important emails, you may not be able to get them back into their original state – unless you have a reliable third-party backup solution like Carbonite in place. By backing up Exchange Online data, SMBs also protect against accidental deletions and malicious insiders.

3. Hybrid backup
With a hybrid backup solution like Carbonite Server Essentials or Carbonite Server Advanced, SMBs can back up Exchange Online data to local servers, for the ultimate in speedy recovery, and to the cloud, for that all-important extra layer of protection.

Learn more about Carbonite cloud and hybrid backup solutions for small businesses and start your 30-day trial today!


Mark Brunelli

Senior Writer

Mark Brunelli is a Senior Writer on the Corporate Marketing team at Carbonite. He blogs about Carbonite happenings and IT industry trends.

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