What is a backup and disaster recovery appliance?
How can a BDR help my business?
Can your computers be unavailable for a few hours, a few days? In the event of a failure, and new equipment has to be ordered, shipped, assembled, configured, etc. Can your business survive such an outage?
If your systems are complex and your business depends on them. You cannot afford to have any system downtime.
Luckily, excessive downtime is NOT necessary, especially when there are solutions that will let you recover from a failed server in as little as 15 minutes.
So, what’s a BDR?
A BDR, or Backup and Disaster Recovery appliance is a locally installed server that acts as your first line of backup for your servers and key workstations.
After installation of a BDR, a base “image” is made of your server and any key workstations that you would like to protect. What that means is, an identical copy of your server is created and stored as a file on the BDR.
After the base images are created, an incremental backup is done on just about any frequency that you would like, for example, every fifteen minutes, every hour, twice a day, or even once a day.
The BDR then replicates the base image and the incremental backups to an off-site location, such as a secure datacenter.