04Oct 2018


What is the 3-2-1 Backup Rule and Why Your Company Needs It

The 3-2-1 Backup Rule

Every company should have a backup. It’s like buying insurance for your commercial property, but for your data.


Backup will ensure your data is fully copied and sent to a secondary site, virtually and physically away from your primary data pool. This is done in the event of a disaster at which in that case, you should have a working Disaster Recovery plan to retrieve this backed up data. That’s why you see backup and disaster recovery appear together often.

NOTE: Disaster Recovery and Backup are NOT the same, and neither will offer sufficient functionality or replacement for the other.

When we speak about Backup, a certain principle crops up often as good industry practice which will work for any virtual environment. This certain practice also answers questions that our customers often have for our team:

  1. Where Should I Store my Data?
  2. How Many Backup Files Should I Have?

The popular backup concept is known as the 3-2-1- Rule.

What’s The 3-2-1 Rule?

The 3-2-1 Rule states that you need to keep three copies of your data, stored on two types of media, with one copy being off-site. Getting backups off-site can be challenging due to limited bandwidth, exploding data volumes and a lack of resources required to build or maintain a true offsite backup repository.

And the 3-2-1- Rule works across many technologies, in particular, with Veeam Cloud Connect. This is because you get to leverage its cloud backup repository services from a Veeam Cloud & Service Provider while taking advantage of Veeam’s Built-in WAN Acceleration technology. The result: your company avoids wasting money and resources into a second site or by adding bandwidth.


Veeam 3 2 1 Backup Rule

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Digital Planet leverages the full potential of Veeam’s technology to create a robust backup and restore service, ensuring data resilience and availability; anytime, anywhere. Why not back up your data securely from any device, server or VM onto one of our Tier 3+ data centres, located in Ireland, UK, and the US?  Your data will sit upon Digital Planet’s enterprise-level storage infrastructure, monitored and managed by our expert team 24/7.


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