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NAS Data backup and disaster recovery strategies

How disaster recovery takes place for IT administrators

Over the years, enterprise storage solution providers have developed and launched various disaster recovery tools for IT administrators painless to backup and restore the most valuable assets, company data, in case of lost or damaged devices in economic ways. Nowadays, one of the most common methods is to use cloud-based backup and restore solutions, and it becomes the industry standard. However, the demand for backups creates another demand for backups, capacity and Internet demand. While backup and restore become complicated and traditional ways can not fulfill today’s requirement effectively.

The digital era brings hyper-scale challenges, and the most well known is hard to manage the data created daily, these data are frequently changed and sometimes needs back to the original one. NAS (Network Attached Storage) starts to take place. Few users may efficiently regulate the working model; however, in an enterprise, hundreds or thousands of employees will cause a management disaster to MIS or department managers. Therefore, the demands of backup and restore moves to version control and recording history.

On the other hand, version control and record history, people called, backup and disaster recovery, involves more storage capacity required in one system to keep data. Nevertheless, the investment of the storage equipment stays steady for these years, but the demand for capacity growing faster and faster. How to take full advantage of a company’s investment becomes a modern challenge for IT people. For unpredictable data growth rates, storage devices need to provide not only the capacity extension itself but reliable data security. In QSM 3, with the embedded ZFS file system and QSAN unique design, it delivers the most productive enterprises and SMBs best practices.

Disaster recovery solutions on XCubeNAS

Regardless of the industry, when the unfortunate event takes place and daily operation to a standstill, the organization needs to recover either services or data as quick as possible. In turns of process a speedy resume mission-critical task, the local backups are not able to prevent some of the disasters, like cyber-attacks, natural disasters, power outage, Internet service down and more, led the companies must be prepared in case of catastrophes to prevent the risks of high financial costs, reputation loss, and even losing it clients and customers. In XCubeNAS, we have come out with an excellent tool, and we call it, XMirror.

XMirror can either sync or back up data not only between local machines but for up to 8 world wide different locations with real-time status of files, permission, and even your shared folder architectures. By setting up a Zone, which means grouping XCubeNASs all together, IT administrators can easily backup data from location A to B and more or request remote locations send its data to the local location, and synchronize it all devices. Even more, the XMirror provides up to 64 version control for each file in the zone. No single file, workload failure and easy to restore, XMirror provides the most reliable disaster recovery tool in the data storage industry.

No matter how users manage their data flows, or the infrastructure built, backing up the data between branch offices and HQ, or syncing data between broadcasters and channel distrusters. Remote locations backups, like disaster recovery, can always take advantage of the business continuity. With XMirror, system administrators can perform more than a simple backup and restore solution.


The current disaster management is not effectively utilizing a wealth of data that resides with various industries. Existing solutions could deliver files to other destinations; however, XMirror can deliver not only files but its attributes, permissions, and architecture to multiple destinations. All XCubeNAS series embedded XMirror as a standard function and it can be the best partner of IT and small business owners. Disaster happens not only for physical damage but also for the internal parts, like disks or software. Check more articles about data integrity and why XCubeNAS helps when there are much more choices on the market.

Check the White paper of XMirror or take a trial on our demo site.


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