Disaster Recovery Services
Protect your livelihood with backup that will work when you need it to.
No matter how big or small a business you are, your disaster recovery plan (DRP) is your lifeline in times of crisis.
A DRP is a blueprint to respond and recover from an unforeseen mishap or event that would otherwise devastate your business. It could be anything- a fire, flood, ransomware infection.
A business without a disaster recovery plan is just one mishap away from a crippling blow.
TUCU is a Toronto Managed IT Provider offering Disaster Recovery services for SMB's.
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Backup vs Disaster Recovery
“Backup” refers to data backups only and doesn’t apply to the physical machines, devices, or operating systems themselves.
In the event of a major disaster, all machines may require replacement, or, all operating systems may require re-installation, and only then can data be restored from “backup”.
Disaster Recovery Planning is having systems in place to restore all systems so that you can restore from backup. Your DRP requires the right IT infrastructure to be in place. This investment can protect your business from the kiss of death in the event of a serious breach.
What would you do?
Imagine, one moment you’re working away, and the next, all your data is gone. What would you do? What would it mean for your business?
Can your current backup method survive a fire? A flood? Ransomware? Theft?
Data backup does not restore operating systems. In the event of ransomware, a full wipe and reload of your computer operating systems may be required. Are you prepared for that process?
Our disaster recovery solutions cover you when it matters most.
"TUCU totally came through for our business when a mysterious “tech glitch” deleted all the data on one of our external hard drives. (One that was FULL of badly needed client data!!) They were able to recover everything from lost reports to images and even video. They were also able to recommend improved storage solutions for us moving forward so our client info would be safe. Fast service, and very affordable. THANK YOU TUCU!!! ."
-Katie Dempsey, Brand Ambition
FAQ's about Disaster Recovery Plans
What is the difference between data backup and Disaster Recovery Planning?
Data backup is the act of copying data, as in files or programs, from its original location to another for the purpose of retrieving said data in the event the data is lost.
Disaster recovery planning refers to the act of backing up data and also creating systems that allow for the complete recovery of not only your data, but the IT systems, operating systems and software that houses your data.
For example, let's say you suffer a ransomware infection that spreads across all your company computers.
With data backup, you could restore backed up data to new computers or to your existing computers after their entire operating systems (and all software, settings, files etc) have been completely wiped and then each operating system and piece of software is reinstalled. This process is required to ensure no trace of ransomware is left behind. This process can take anywhere from 1-4 hours per computer, and hours to days per server.
With a disaster recovery system in place, you could wipe your computers and restore all operating systems and software applications quickly, and then restore data backup. Each computer can be restored in 45-60 minutes. Each server can be restored in a few hours.
The difference is being out of commission for a day or for a week or more.
What is the difference between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity?
Your backup and disaster recovery plans will ensure your business can recover from a critical event within a reasonable time, however there will still be some downtime as things are rebuilt.
Business Continuity Planning is the goal of giving your business access to your critical information during disaster recovery phase so that operations can continue.
If I have a Disaster Recovery Plan in place, how long would my downtime be in the event of a major issue?
This all depends on the solutions you implemented.
Depending on the nature of your business, your tolerance for downtime will vary. Some businesses can not tolerate mere minutes of downtime, and others can function for a few days or longer without fully functioning systems. Zero or minimal downtime business continuity solutions require consideration at the time of IT systems setup, or some major changes to accommodate the right solution. Business continuity investments vary depending on the tolerance for downtime and the solution selected. Your IT Consultant can help you plan for happy mediums.
What kind of Disaster Recovery Plan do I need?
Your disaster recovery plan is as unique as your business and network setup. We will work with you to determine your budget and your acceptable recovery period – a.k.a. how long it will take to get your systems back up and running should the worst happen.
With those questions answered, we'll give you options for basic or robust data backup, or a simple or full-fledged disaster recovery plan.