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By: Karen Ting on November 28th, 2022

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What is a BDR Server? [Video]

Data Backup

BDR Server

Failing to take appropriate backup measures might just be the reason a crisis strikes your business. So what’s a reliable solution to avoid this? In this video, Peter Swarowski, Director of Operations at ITS, talks about a BDR server and how it can help your business. 

0:57 What is a Backup and Disaster Recovery Server? 

A Backup and Disaster Recovery Server (BDR) is a server where you keep a full image of your protected server along with all file data. In case of a hardware failure, you can virtualize the server from the backup and be operational again within minutes. 

1:40 What are the Benefits of a BDR Server? 

  1. Significantly reduces downtime from catastrophic hardware failure from days to minutes. 
  2. Hardware replacement won't halt your team's production, as they can run on the BDR as your main server is being rebuilt.  
  3. The time required to configure, set up, and restore data for your new server is reduced from days to minutes or hours.  
  4. It prevents data loss by continuously taking snapshots of your data every 15 minutes and sending them to your virtual server.  
  5. It provides additional security from ransomware attacks.  

2:59 What do you need to consider before getting a BDR? 

  1. Should you buy your own BDR server?
  2. Do you have dedicated space for a BDR server?
  3. Is your broadband speed enough?
  4. Do you have the budget for a BDR server?

To further develop your backup and disaster recovery plan, be sure to download our FREE EBook on what your business should follow to set up a BDR plan. 

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