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How Rhinoback Protects Your Backup Data

Rhinoback Online Backup Service uses a several methods to ensure that your backup data will not be lost. 

  1. When your data is transmitted to Rhinoback's secure offsite backup facilities, the data is stored on a primary disk array system that includes redundancy and hot spare drives.

  2. Once your data arrives on the primary storage arrays, it is immediately replicated to a secondary array in the same data center.  The secondary array is located in the same data center so that your data can be replicated quickly with minimal network delays.  In most cases your files are being replicated even before the backup job is complete.  The secondary array provides protection against a catastrophic hardware failure in the primary storage arrays. 

  3. After your data is replicated to the secondary array storage area, it is then replicated again to an entirely different data center that is geographically separated from the main data center.  The auxiliary data center is on completely separate Internet providers.  Replication to the auxiliary data center provides protection against a major disaster at the main data center or any other event that makes the main data center location inaccessible.

  4. All three storage systems, the primary, the secondary, and the auxiliary data center, utilize RAID array storage systems.  All of Rhinoback's RAID storage systems are configured to be fault tolerant.  A drive failure in any of our RAID systems will not result in loss of data, even in the array where the drive failed.  In addition all of our storage systems contain hot spare drives that are immediately activated in the event of a drive failure.  When a drive fails in an array, the array remains online with no impact on the online backup systems, a hot spare drive automatically activates and the array replicates redundancy information to the spare drive, achieving fault tolerance.  Rhinoback uses enterprise-class disk drives in all arrays to minimize the probability of failures.

  5. In addition to these measures, to ensure that data is not lost due to hardware failure, disaster, or human error, Rhinoback also utilizes state-of-the-art security measures.  For more information about Rhinoback's security, please see Rhinoback Online Backup Security Measures.
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Created on 12/20/2007.
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