AlboDigital Design: Content Management Systems

Server Backups

1. Our main server is located at an Industrial Data Center run by  a company that specializes in providing Internet access (ISP). The following applies:
  • Restricted access, only authorized personnel has physical access to the hardware.
  • Upstream bandwidth of 1000 Mbps.
  • Redundant, multiple connection to the backbone (4 independent connections).
  • The server is connected to a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), the whole center is fitted with a power generator capable of sustaining power for many days.
2. The server storage is based on RAID 1 disk arrays (all data is written to 2 hard drives simultaneously, protected against disk failure).
3. Server data backups:
  • Daily backups of all files to a physically separate hard drives, backups retained for 7 days.
  • Once a week a total offsite backup is performed (to machine that is at a different physical location), backups retained for 45 days.
  • Once a month a copy of all files is placed in secure location and retained for one year.
4. Identical stand by servers.
We maintain an exact duplicate server for each production server and the
duplicate is kept at different physical location (different city). The duplicate server will synchronize all files to the live server periodically.