TMB was struggling with the tape backup. It required a tedious daily tape change and when they started hitting the limit of the tape capacity Riverbank recommended a change to a better system.
The requirement was for a single system that would cover:
- Daily backup
- Off-site backup storage
- Protection against downtime if a server failed
- Disaster recovery if the tmb office was lost
The new system also had to be highly reliable and fully automated.
The solution was the Riverbank BDR service – Backup and Disaster Recovery. This disk-based system builds images of an entire server so it’s much more than just a backup. The first step is a regularly updated server image stored on-site. Each day’s image is then shipped overnight to an off-site store.
This means that TMB has quick and easy file restore from the on-site backup plus the comfort of knowing that everything is also protected off-site. Because the backup is based on server images a server rebuild can be done in hours, not days, reducing a critical window of down-time if a server failed.
And because every backup is encrypted it is also more secure than the old system.