What Is the Best Backup Strategy for Small Businesses?

Posted by @Cherry

December 25, 2018

This page will introduce you the best small business backup strategy - centralized backup, which helps you backup all computers in the network from one central management console.

Need to backup all computers in small business

Small businesses rely on multiple computers for tasks, including storing accounting and client information, especially those small businesses that business on web development.

No matter what type of small business you have, you may store a large amount of important data on the computers. Thus, backing up data for all computers on a regular basis becomes an important thing. With the data backup, you won’t be afraid of disaster strikes (such as WannaCry Ransomware) and computer system break-down.

It is really important to set up backup strategy for small businesses. There is only a small part of small businesses that have a single copy of their commercial data. To be honest, it is far from enough.

How to choose the best small business backup strategy?

To build a data backup strategy for a small business, you should remember a principle: don’t put all your eggs in one basket. You’d better make more than one backups for your small business. And two plus one approach should be the best small business backup strategy.

-- You can make a local copy. Users continue to rely on their local data as their primary access.

-- You can make a local backup, which can give you an immediate, instant access to whatever data you might need back, no matter it’s deleted, overwritten, or lost.

-- Backup to another location. Thus, if anything happens to your location or the equipment at your location, your data is safe and sound.

Small business backup software

Two plus one approach backup strategy does really good job for small businesses’ data safety. But backing up all computers in company one by one would waste a lot of time. To make things simpler, here we highly recommend a great small business backup software AOMEI Centralized Backupper, which enables you to create and manage backup tasks for all desktops, laptops and virtual machines within LAN from a single central management computer.

AOMEI Centralized Backupper cuts down backup administration costs and saves much time. You can use a computer as a central server to start, schedule, stop and monitor remote backup jobs for all clients within the network. Once you have AOMEI Centralized Backupper installed on the central computer and the client program AOMEI Backupper installed on the computers you'd like to backup, it's very easy to centrally manage and backup system, disks or partitions of all these client computers to a network share or NAS. Like the following picture.

How abNetwork Works

* AOMEI Centralized Backupper fully supports Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista,XP, Windows Server 2003, 2008 (R2), 2012 (R2), 2016, Windows SBS 2003, 2008, 2011 and Windows Home Server 2011 (32/64-bit).

How to use AOMEI Centralized Backupper to satisfy your small business backup strategy?

Using AOMEI Centralized Backupper to backup data for small business is an easy thing. And here provides you the detailed steps below:

Preparation:

1. Install AOMEI Centralized Backupper on one of the computers within LAN as the “Central Management Computer”.

2. Download and install client programs on all client computers of your small business.

3. You can work on the client management computer. Click “Computers” -> “Uncontrolled Computers”, and all client computers will be list here automatically. Select computers and then remotely get the control permission by sending authorization request or entering usernames and passwords.

Request Control

>By entering accounts: it allows you to enter client computers’ login credential (administrator account is required).

>By sending a message: it will send a message to your client computers to obtain the permissions. When the client computer shows up with a window to Agree or Reject on client computers. Click Agree.

After preparation, you can start to backup for your small business as the following steps.

Step 1. Go to Tasks tab, click New Task, and select System Backup, Disk BackupPartition Backup or File Backup according to your needs. Here we take an example of Disk Backup.

New Task

Step 2. Then, you can do as the hints in the screenshot.

1>. Click “Add Computers” in “Step1” to add these clients computers you want to back up.

2>. Select the source data you need to backup in “Step2”, click it and choose backup rules as you want, and add disks you want to backup in the pop up window.

3>. Select the destination location to save the backup in “Step3”. Click "Add Storage" button to add storage path in the pop up window.  

Create Disk Backup Task

Step 3. After all settings, you can click Start Backup to execute the operations.

Notes:

  • If you want to set up schedule centralized backup, here you need to click Schedule before clicking Start Backup to set up a full, incremental or differential backup, and perform a daily, weekly, monthly backup.

  • You can also add comments, encrypt backup images with passwords, choose backup compression level, split backup images, and so on by clicking Settings option.

With the help of AOMEI Centralized Backupper, your small business backup strategy can be achieved easily. On another word, using AOMEI Centralized Backupper to backup all computers in a single central management computer should be the best data backup solution for small business.