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Discussion in 'Business & Enterprise Computing' started by Munity, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Munity

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    Hi All,

    Wondering if anyone is running SharePoint through Office365 in production?

    Do you run any backups on your site?

    My current employer has a need for this, but keep thinking of data security and backups. I know there is some paid tools that can export the data from SP but is there a better way (obviously running in house gives you that flexibility) im just concerned with the data living outside my control.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. m0n4g3

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    Thought the whole point of o365 and it's product suites was to offload the responsibility to some one else?
     
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    It is - And think its great. I would of liked some functionality to have an "offline" copy in the event something catastrophic happens.

    Does anyone else not sleep as easy not being in control of the backups for corporate data?
     
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    SkyKick now offer an Office 365 backup and management solution in addition to migration.
     
  6. Skitza

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    MS aren't going to lose your shit, it's ok :)
     
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    is MS going to replace the loss to your business if they do?
     
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    Munity

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    My concern isn't around them loosing data, its the conversation with CEO and CFO saying "Well, Microsoft promised they wouldn't loose data, so i didn't do anything further regarding backups".
     
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    Probably not *just* yours, likely a whole data centers worth at a time.

    The time to have that conversation was prior to commissioning the service.

    Basically the cloud back up strategy is "it's the clouds problem, you get what they give".. Which is why at least two core LOB apps have not moved.

    The thing most people don't realize is that these providers do not WANT you to get your data out. If you could, then you would have the option to dump them for another provider as a bargaining point at contract renewal time.

    Being able to have a "restore anywhere" type backup would be a very easy method of achieving this.
     
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    It's a risk you take. I put my trust in it to run my domain/onedrive/sharepoint etc but i do keep copies elsewhere so it's not a big deal and my data is not that special ;)
     
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    Munity

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    I do the same, i've got my file server at home and backs up to onedrive. SharePoint and Exch is a bit harder to move "offsite" in my mind.
     

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