IT’S JUST LIKE DRIVING A CAR WITHOUT AN EXTRA TYRE, A PUNCTURE STRIKES AT ANY NIGHT!!!WHAT DO YOU DO????
- Why is an IT Disaster provision important?
IT systems are so important to most businesses and the potential
to lose the use of any individual system or systems is probably
a lot higher than you think. Threats come not only from biblical
disasters but more commonly from things like hardware or
software failure, human error, deliberate damage, hackers,
viruses etc. The important question to ask is how long could you
survive without your systems and what would be the business and
reputational damage of a prolonged outage?
- What is the difference between Disaster Recovery and Backup?
Data backups help you if you have lost or deleted individual
files or groups of files or data from an essentially working
system. A disaster recovery provision will get you back an
entire machine, including hardware, operating system and
application software, and of course data, whatever has befallen
the original system.
- What is the Disaster Recovery service?
We offer a fully managed disaster recovery service that is
tested every day, and can give you back your working systems in
30 minutes. It’s quick and easily setup, includes a local file
back-up feature, and costs are moderately defined.
- Do I need IT Disaster Recovery if I already have a backup
It depends how long you can do without your computer systems. If
you only have data backup and you lose your computer systems
irrevocably, you will have to buy new systems, replace the
system and application software before reloading all your data
from scratch. This process can take a long time (2 to 7 days is
not uncommon) even if you know exactly what you need to do and
everything works as planned, first time. If you think your
business needs its systems faster than that then you will need
to invest in a Disaster Recovery service that will enable you to
recover a whole working machine in an agreed timescale. In which
case it can be between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the
- Why use a managed service for your IT Disaster Recovery?
The managed nature of the Disaster Recovery service means that
whatever your business’s other commitments or priorities, you
can be confident that its IT systems are protected. Your Rescue
Systems will be updated, tested and stored every day, ready to
be swung into action as and when you need them; no distractions,
no conflicts. Having a managed service also means that you won’t
have to start worrying about recovering systems yourselves in
the middle of a crisis.Nigsearch.com staff will be dedicated to
calmly getting your systems back leaving you to concentrate on
your business, staff and customers.
- What server operating systems are supported?
We support all commonly used versions of Netware, Linux, AIX,
HP-UX, iSeries, ESX Server and Windows Server.
- What applications are supported?
Most commonly databases can be supported e.g. Oracle, Microsoft
- Does it work on Macintosh computers?
Not natively, but often they can be backed up via
networked-mapped drives from a Windows or Linux-based computer.
- What would happen if I lose my password, other providers
Any provider that offers the ability to reset your password is
not truly securing your data. Our software is a business-class
backup provider, and, as such, safeguards your data from any
unauthorized access—even from us!
- What do I do if I lose my encryption password?
Lost passwords cannot be recovered. They are NEVER transmitted
to our servers. We have NO WAY of getting them back. Nigsearch
recommends keeping multiple copies of your encryption password(s)
in safe, secured remote locations. We can re seed the data if
the password has been lost.
- What type of encryption is available?
There are several available encryption algorithms and key
strengths up to 256-bit AES
- How will my staff access the recovered systems?
As part of the initial service setup, we will go through the
access mechanisms with you. The precise option that fits best
varies by customer, but a ‘typical’ customer will have IPSEC
Site-to-Site VPN Access to the platform from one or more
locations, as well as SSL VPN access for Roaming Users. The
IPSEC VPN’s are configured as the service is set up, and the SSL
VPN’s can easily be deployed as required in a disaster.
- Can I restore to a new computer running a different
operating system than I backed up from?
Yes. Because the solution supports multiple-platform
environments, the backups are stored in a universal data format.
This enables you to restore to any system running on any
platform. This is a huge advantage over tape systems where you
generally must restore to the same operating system used for the
- Is there a charge to restore my data?
There is never a charge to restore your data online. If you
require us to generate physical media and courier or mail it to
you, there may be additional charges.
- Can I do a "full" recovery including the System State and
YES! If you choose to backup the System State, our software will
restore all applicable System State and Active Directory
- Is there a quicker way than online to restore large volumes
Yes. We can download your data to mobile media—either USB drives
or mini-vaults - for next day or same day delivery depending on
- What if I have a transmission or connection failure during
If a transmission is interrupted in the middle of a backup, the
software will continue to retry until a connection can be
re-established, then continue the backup where it was
With every management it’s the cost implication that comes to mind but compare it with the amount of data that has been lost and how long it will take to get it recovered with the amount of revenue lost between the downtime and uptime which can up to 2 -3 weeks and not fully recovered!!! With a DMS in place you can be rest assured that the management team can sleep well at night!!!
DON’T WAIT FOR A DISASTER TO HAPPEN BEFORE IMPLEMENTING A DMS SYSTEM!!!