Many businesses protect themselves against data loss by doing daily or weekly backups to some physical medium, most commonly tape. But this method is flawed for several reasons. Just like its video counterpart, a computer tape's quality deteriorates as you keep recording over it, and there is no way of knowing if a backup has been successful until you attempt a data recovery. Another problem with having your data backed up on a tape stored on your premises is that it could be stolen, misplaced, or accidentally destroyed.
With these limitations in mind, Symantec Online Storage was designed to leverage and extend the value of your current investment in Backup Exec 12. The service, fully integrated with and managed from the Backup Exec console, allows you to easily move your Backup Exec data offsite to Symantec's secure data centers for disaster recovery or long-term storage. This TechTip focuses on how to put Symantec Online Storage to work for you.
How to store a backup
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