StorageCraft in Frankfort, Kentucky

Neville Care Backup combines two industry best-in-class solutions for maximum security and redundancy.
  • StorageCraft ShadowProtect leads the industry in image-based backup software for business servers. StorageCraft has a ten-year history of making best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration, virtualization, and data protection solutions for servers, desktops, and laptops.
  • Synology is dedicated to develop best-in-class, high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly NAS servers.

Onsite Backups

Primary protection is provided by StorageCraft ShadowProtect backup software running on each server. After the initial backup, ShadowProtect creates incremental backups every hour.
Backups are stored onsite in a Synology network attached storage device or the equivalent. Using a NAS is more reliable than a USB external hard drive and there are some important advantages to using a NAS during an extended recovery. The need to swap hard drives and take one offsite is eliminated.
ShadowProtect can also be installed inexpensively on workstations if there are no other workstation backups.


Offsite Backups

StorageCraft ImageManager runs hourly to verify the backup images and correct any errors. It consolidates images on a regular schedule so the backup files do not grow exponentially – a single daily image file will replace the files created every hour, a single weekly image file will replace the daily files, and so on, on a schedule that provides maximum flexibility to recover anything that matters.
Once the files are checked and consolidated, ImageManager will replicate the backup files to an offsite backup location.

Recovery Process

When a server crashes, the ShadowProtect image files are used to bring a virtual machine to life that is an exact duplicate of the server at the moment of its last backup. Within a short time, it can run the network exactly like the old server.
While the VirtualBoot server is running, the crashed server can be fixed or replaced. In the meantime, the network will be up and running without the pressure of having employees waiting to get back to work.
The repaired or new server will be restored from the ShadowProtect backups that the VirtualBoot server has continued to make, then put into service at a convenient time.