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off-site backup

Making duplicate copies of files in a different geographic location such as in another building or at a cloud storage facility on the Internet. Also called "off-site data protection" and "vaulting." off-site backup is required for disaster recovery as well as to prevent damage from worms that propagate throughout a local network (see Worm.ExploreZip virus). See cloud storage, disaster recovery and backup.
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It is the intent of this Request for Proposal (RFP) and resulting contract to obtain the services of a qualified firm to provide records management and off-site storage services for the County of Henrico.
Since embarking on its expansion programme three years ago, PHS Recordsmanagement has been steadily increasing its off-site storage capacity.
Flexible, Secure, Cost-Effective Solution for Off-Site Storage
The business can be operated from any location and can be home based with an on or off-site storage for raw materials.
Encourage employees to purge files and reduce duplication; arrange for off-site storage where feasible.
Furthermore, off-site tapes or replicated data should be located at least 120 miles away from the corporate data center, so that widespread disasters, such as the hurricanes of 2005, don't impact both the primary data center and secondary site or off-site storage facility, which could radically impact data recovery.
Options range from off-site storage (almost every organization at one time or another used to have a staff member designated to take backup tapes home every day, though now most have moved to automated off-site backups and storage) to rerouting of internet and telecommunications traffic (so schools can keep in touch with all concerned parties, which often includes students on out-of-state or even international research trips).
Improved disk-to-disk-to-tape capabilities enable backup to disk for fast on-site restores and automated transfers to tape for safe off-site storage.
The management did not want to relegate such an impressive collection to off-site storage, so commissioned Shopkit Designs to devise a new display system.
The new system has also enabled the company to dispense with off-site storage.
One saving grace," explains Abby Noyes, interior designer, "was that many of the original light fixtures and furniture items scheduled for reuse were in off-site storage during the construction.