In most organizations there are processes that only happen monthly, quarterly, or annually. If there is a problem with your application or data files that are used during these processes, you may not know it until the next month-, quarter- or year-end occurs. When this happens you need to be able to depend on your backup system to provide you with a point-in-time image of exactly what your machine looked like a month, quarter or even a full year ago. Backups that only provide you with a week’s (or month’s look-back) just won’t help if you encounter this type of problem. You need a backup system that can provide you with an exact copy of what your machine looked like on any given day.
Users often don’t discover that there is a problem with a file or an application until days, weeks, or even months after it actually occurs. If you current backup system can’t recover files/folders from any point-in-time backup (for at least a year), you run the risk of losing important information.
shadowSafe keeps daily incremental backups (for at least a year) of exactly what your machine looked like at the exact time a point-in-time snapshot (backup) is taken. Restoring a backup image restores the entire machine back exactly to the state it was in when the snapshot was taken. If you only need to restore individual files/folders, you can mount any day’s point-in-time shadowSafe backup and browse to the files/folders you wish to restore. With shadowSafe you get image backups that support both image restores and individual file/folder restores in a single easy to manage solution. Nothing could be easier.
Reason 3 - Not keeping onsite and offsite backups