Cloud Storage and Backup Solutions: A Headache or a Great Success?

Cloud Storage and Backup Solutions: A Headache or a Great Success?

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Lukas Vileikis
17 June 2021

If you are a developer or a database administrator, there i’s a very big chance you have heard of (and used) backups. If you have ever used backups or backup solutions, you might have caught yourself wondering about whether you should move to the cloud or not - in other words, you might have caught yourself thinking whether cloud backup storage solutions would be a headache or a success? This is what we a’re talking about in this article.

Cloud Storage?

In short, cloud storage allows you to retrieve and save files to and from an off-site location that can be accessed via the Internet. Some of the benefits of using cloud storage as opposed to storing your backups locally include:

  • Backups that are stored in the cloud can be very easily accessed and used if need-be.
  • Backups that are stored in the cloud are as secure as the cloud provider themselves (though this might quickly become a disadvantage if you choose the wrong (i.e not a reputable) cloud provider).
  • Backups that are stored in the cloud can be quickly and easily accessed and automated - automating your backup processes means that you will no longer have to manually care for their upkeep.
  • Backups that are stored in the cloud can prove to be cost-efficient: most cloud storage providers don’t charge a lot for the usage of the service.
  • Backups that are stored in the cloud can be accessed by multiple users at the same time (most of the time).
  • Cloud storage can save your business a lot of money - cloud vendors buy a lot of storage and let their customers (in other words, you) use it for a certain period of time.
  • Cloud storage can make your business compliant with certain regulatory requirements such as GDPR.

Backups and Cloud Storage with Backup Ninja

Backup Ninja lets you store your database backups on-premises, at the cloud provider of your choosing, or even across multiple cloud storage providers if you so desire! Backup Ninja allows you to store your database and file backups on geographically distributed and highly secured data servers offered by numerous cloud storage partners.

Log in to Backup Ninja and you will be able to observe the success ratio of your backups, you will be able to see how many backups are running, how many failed, and what i’s the success ratio of your backups.

Status of Backups

Backup Ninja can let you store backups on the cloud - simply select where you want to store your backups, choose a retention policy type, how many days you want to store backups for, and finally choose a cloud storage solution:

Cloud Storage Options

Backup Ninja has a lot of cloud providers you can choose from - you can either use AWS, Backblaze, Digital Ocean, or Scaleway, ScanNet, gridscale, Exoscale, Elastx, or different cloud providers - you can even choose to use Google if you want!

Summary

As you can tell, storing your database and file backups on the cloud can help you (and your business) to not go under the water should a disaster strike. Storing your database backups on the cloud can be very helpful in certain scenarios, for example, if you want to make your business compliant with certain regulations or if you just want to access your backups more easily. You can achieve all of those things with Backup Ninja - give it a try today and see everything it can do for your business.

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