Last month Alastair Wood posed a topical question on IT Zone's Any Answers: "We are looking at setting up an offsite backup and have over 70GB of data on our server (pre paperless project going live). Does anyone have a cost effective solution/supplier as we have found these excessive for the suppliers we have tried so far? These solutions are being punted in the trade as being cheap, but this appears only to be so for very small volumes of data, with exponential increases for larger amounts."
Online backup provider DataLifeline's website quotes some sobering statistics:
- a survey by Yankee group and Sunbelt software April 2004 showed that 42% of respondents had experienced a failed tape restore in the previous 12 months
- There is only a 30% survival...