Pentingnya Melakukan Backup Pada NAS Anda

How to Integrate NAS Backup to the Cloud

Pentingnya Melakukan Backup Pada NAS Anda

Penggunaan Network Attached Storage (NAS) sudah tak lagi asing digunakan bagi seluruh pelaku bisnis mulai dari usaha kecil menengah, hingga perusahaan besar sekalipun. Selain untuk menyimpan dan melakukan backup file, NAS juga dapat berfungsi untuk banyak hal, misalnya untuk menjadi file server, sinkronisasi data, virtualisasi, e-mail server, web server, video surveillance, dan lain-lain. Provider NAS yang sudah terkenal diantaranya adalah Synology dan QNAP.

Dengan banyaknya kegunaan tadi, tentunya data yang ada di dalam NAS akan semakin banyak dan akan terus berkembang. Lalu, berapakah besar data critical yang anda simpan di dalam NAS anda? Apakah menurut anda critical data pada NAS anda sudah pasti aman dari kehilangan data

NAS sebenarnya telah memiliki fitur redundancy yang disebut RAID. Dengan RAID NAS dapat terlindungi dari kehilangan data akibat drive failure. Namun RAID tidak dapat menghindarkan NAS dari kehilangan data jika terjadi bencana, kebakaran, human error, ataupun jika terjadi pyshical damage pada device NAS.

Lalu, solusi apa yang dapat menghindari NAS dari kehilangan data? Jawabannya adalah dengan melakukan Backup. Melakukan backup berarti melakukan replikasi data dari satu device ke tempat lainnya, baik di on-site maupun off-site. Dengan melakukan backup, anda dapat mengakses data dari mulai minggu lalu, bulan lalu, bahkan tahunan lalu.

Backup NAS ke Cloud

Dalam dunia IT, ada istilah “best practice 3-2-1 backup strategy” untuk mengamankan data anda. Strategi 3-2-1 backup ini berarti anda harus memiliki 3 copy atau salinan data anda, 2 di physical device seperti Harddisk atau NAS, dan satu lagi di off-site contohnya cloud.

Jika anda telah memiliki backup NAS di physical device lain, ini saatnya untuk anda kembali memikirkan pentingnya untuk melakukan backup data di off-site, yaitu di cloud. Mengapa? karena cloud dapat menghindarkan anda dari kehilangan data akibat bencana alam, kebakaran, dan kerusakan atau kehilangan device. Cloud juga dapat dipakai dengan biaya awal yang murah dibanding anda harus membeli NAS kedua atau bahkan ketiga karena cloud memiliki kemampuan scalable.

Jika anda merupakan user dari Synology maupun QNAP NAS, anda dapat melakukan backup NAS anda ke cloud melalui aplikasi Hyper Cloud dan Cloud Sync untuk Synology juga Hyper Backup Sync (HBS 3) untuk QNAP.

Pembahasan ini telah diulas pada Hari Kamis, 16 Desember 2021 lalu dalam event kami yang bertajuk “Arupa Expert Talk: Integrate Your NAS Backup with The Cloud”. Pada kesempatan ini hadir Pak Ferrianto Suryanto selaku Direktur dari Exalogi yang merupakan partner dari Zettagrid yang memaparkan dan juga melakukan demo bagaimana caranya melakukan backup dan sync untuk NAS Synology dan QNAP dengan Arupa Object Storage (AOS). Anda mau lihat demonya? KLIK DISINI jika anda ingin memutar kembali sesi webinar ini.

Try This 4 Steps To The Effective Backup Strategy

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In managing a business, enterprises certainly think that data is the key to its success. Along with the record of data that is collected and increasing by the day, enterprise can optimize and grow their business in a better way. That’s why the availability of data must be kept and protected to prevent its loss.

Building a backup strategy can be one of the options that give enterprise peace of mind. By having the copy of data or its backup, enterprise don’t have to worry more if threats like human errors, overwritten data, and even ransomware strike business systems.

Additionally, backing up business data will also let the business get back up and running after its end-point protection software got breached. In this case, ransomware even required an effective backup strategy to defeat. Therefore, having a very current backup of everything located off-site with effective security can help to defeat ransomware easier.

This article has listed four steps to help enterprise build effective backup strategy. Read them below here:

1. Create Multiple Copies

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When we talk about data backup, business needs to create multiple copies in multiple areas. In this case, enterprise can implement the 3-2-1 rule for backup to protect its data. But, what is the 3-2-1 rule?

The 3-2-1 rule was stated by US photographer Peter Krogh while writing a book about digital asset management. Here’s the recap:

  • Three: Three copies of business data should be maintained. One is the original or production copy, then the two are the backup copies. All copies contain the same data from the same point in time. This method aims to save at least one copy of data once the others fail or disappear.
  • Two: Two copies of business data exist on media that are separate from one another, even if those are in the same geographic location. For example, one copy on a server, and the other would be on an external hard disk.
  • One: One data copy exists in an offsite location. This could be in another office, data center, or in the cloud.

2. Implement Your Backup on Public Cloud

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As the previous point before, physical storage is not enough to protect business data from threats. Therefore modern alternatives are needed by enterprises for optimizing the data protection strategy. One of them is by implementing backup on Public Cloud Service Provider.

Numerous Cloud Service Providers offer Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) for business. That way, a business can be able to protect its data by provision and run its backup from Public Cloud infrastructure. Furthermore, the BaaS is even simpler than other software, because there are no operating systems or hardware to configure by the business.

3. Engage Services that Focus on Data Safety

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The cloud has become a fantastic aid to companies looking to quickly and easily implement a reliable backup strategy. Prices are low, standards are open, not proprietary, on-site hardware is also low or even nonexistent, and your data can be accessed or fully restored from practically anywhere. That’s why its services are beneficial for business. 

However, using a cloud service provider for the effective backup strategy also includes a Service Level Agreements (SLA), which details what security measures are being used and how it is enforced. That’s why business needs to identify what security features that provider can offer based on its SLA. 

Not only that but security certifications like ISO27001, ISO9001, and PCI DSS are also needed to be considered in looking for a provider. That way, business would know that the provider has a guarantee in securing its client’s data.

4. Automate Your Backups

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Backing up data manually every time there’s a concern can be troublesome for business. Especially, when business doesn’t acknowledge how to set automatic constant data backup. It would be a problem not only for the business operation but also for its services when disaster occurred.

That’s why setting and scheduling automatic backups on a constant and recurring basis is needed. So, business don’t have to worry more if disaster occurs, because this backup strategy has been prepared to replicate business data regularly.  

Zettagrid Indonesia is a Cloud Service Provider in Indonesia that provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) such as VMware Virtual Data Center, VMware Virtual Server, Veeam Backup, and so on. If you have any questions related to the effective backup strategy or cloud solutions, you can reach us here or through