Local/On-Site Backup

Is your organization prepared for a disaster? A solid backup strategy is one of the key elements of being prepared for any disaster. We all know how important backup systems are. We've all been the victim of a wrong button pushed once or a power surge that can eradicate entire documents that have been the focus of your attention for hours.

Advantages of On-Site backup

As the name suggests, onsite backups are kept at your place of business.

There are a number of different systems that can be used, including external hard drives, tape drives, USB drives, and network attached storage (NAS) drives.


Most small and mid-sized businesses invest in external or removal disk drives for their on-site backup. They generally have software that manages their backup policies. Typically they perform a daily incremental backup, full weekly and monthly backup.

Speed and security

Because backup speed doesn’t depend on internet connectivity, backing up your data to an external hard drive is usually quicker than backing up to cloud storage. Once it’s backed up, you know where your data is and you can control who has access to it.

Faster restore

Since your backup data is on-site, typical restore speeds are much faster than cloud solutions.

A combination of both onsite and offsite backup is the most effective way to avoid the potentially crippling effects of data loss. For the safety and security of your business, Midwest Networking Services recommends implementing a system that uses elements of both methods.