Every business understands the importance of backing up important company data. No matter how efficient a computer system appears to be, there is always the possibility of a malfunction wiping out valuable data.
The onsite backup plan is the first step in your 3-2-1 backup plan, where you will have 3 copies of data, on 2 different kinds of storage media and 1 offsite location.
NAS “Network Attached Storage” devices are recommended for onsite storage. NAS means that the device connects to your network through either LAN or WiFi. Using NAS with mirrored RAID significantly reduces the risk of losing data from hard drive failure.
Hard drives are the most common back up media. Hard drives are cheap, fast, and easily accessible. Unlike tape backups, hard drives require little to no extra hardware and are much easier to use. Unless you are some huge corporation, tapes are only really used for archiving. For local constant backups, hard drives are the media of choice.