Veeam cloud backup is a great way for you to keep your data safe in the cloud, allowing your company to regain its composure in case of a problem like a ransomware attack or an issue with the computer that holds your data. However, having just a single backup often isn’t enough. Backing up your cloud again to a secondary location is an even better idea. Here are four reasons that you might want to do an extra backup from your Veeam cloud backup.
Even More Protection
Quite simply, adding an extra backup provides you with more protection than you would have with just a single backup. A single backup can be very sturdy, but what happens if something goes wrong, as unlikely as it would be? To be truly safe, you need more than one backup. This is the concept behind the 3-2-1 backup rule, and adding that extra layer of protection is important if you’re trying to be as safe as possible.
Infinitely Scalable Retention
When you choose to add an extra backup with a secondary cloud storage system instead of a physical backup on-location, it’s infinitely scalable. This means you truly don’t have to worry about running out of space for your backup. You’re able to keep as much data as you need for your company to function appropriately after a ransomware attack, whether that means 10 TB of data or 1,000 TB of data.
No Secondary Location Necessary
Most of the time, if you’re going to keep an air gapped backup, you need to keep it at a secondary location. This is mostly to protect against fire – if a fire destroys the original backups, you need to make sure that you have the secondary backups somewhere else, where the fire won’t destroy them. A similar idea is true when it comes to cloud backups, but by connecting two different cloud backup services, you can ensure that there’s no secondary location necessary. Because the companies are utilizing different servers in different locations, you basically have the secondary location already.
Set It and Forget It
Lastly, backing up an existing Veeam cloud backup can be a “set it and forget it” problem. If you have a bridge to connect the Veeam backup with your other backup, you can just start the process, then allow your secondary backup to monitor your existing backup for any changes and make its own changes accordingly. This makes it a very hands-off process, giving you better peace of mind for a very small amount of work.
Backing up an existing cloud backup may seem like an unnecessary process, and it’s understandable to think that way. However, backing up a cloud backup actually gives you significantly more safety. If you want to make sure that you’re staying safe from all sorts of problems that could potentially plague a cloud backup, you should definitely back it up an additional time, as two backups are better than one.