Recently our company was hit with one of the Ransomware varients out there. When it struck it went after every shared folder and drive on the network that it could find. This included our local backup devices that were attached to our server as well as some of our desktops.
We were fortunate to minimize the damage by also having an off site backup. We were basically out one days worth of data. Could have been much worse.
We use iBackup http://www.ibackup.com/p=avmtechservices which was setup by our local support company. While the initial backup took some time to complete because of the number of files on our server it runs great now. Each day only the changed files are copied to the server. After our hit we also took additional steps to backup critical workstations as well.
We reformatted our local backups and still run them but we are aware now of how vulnerable they have become to the various threats out there.
Based on our support company we are soon going to update our server hardware and will install a tape backup system with a Grandfather, father, son rotation. This will give us 3 layers of backup.
The hard lesson we learned from this was that our local backups were not safe from attacks. We were fortunate to have an off site to fall back on. While we did have some pain cleaning the computers and recovering the files through our off site we are at least are running again.
This software is priced so that even the home user can afford to have it and configure each computer in your home. It is also scalable for companies so as your sixe needs increase you can add storage when needed.
Hope this information helps others out there.
Do your home work and find the service that is right for you and your company there are a few out there.
Thanks Everyone this site is an amazing resource!
Edited by Jagger280, 16 March 2017 - 12:48 PM.