Smaller companies have a different agenda. You may even not have known that backing up Office 365 was an imperative. Certainly, it’s not something that Microsoft tells you.
Why do I need to bother at all?
If you lost all your data your company could be in trouble. We’d guess that you have enough to do without worrying about where your data is. Why do this? To take control of your data.
What does Easier Backup do?
After the initial complete backup, Easier Backup makes an incremental copy of every updated or new file, each time you run.
Why do I need to run this?
The data in Office365 for Business is protected by Microsoft against hardware crash or similar disaster. However, data isn’t protected against users deleting their files by accident or on purpose. Remember, Office 365 versioning is also gone once the top copy file is permanently deleted.
Where does it run?
This is not on-line software. It runs in your office on any Windows platform.
Where does it back-up data? – 1. Disk drive in the Office?
The backup is in your office. If you can see it then you can back up to it. Where best is up to you but perhaps an inexpensive, dual disk NAS drive and keep it on-site in the office.
Where does it back-up data? – 2. Secondary Cloud backup?
Because Easier Backup makes an irrevocable copy of your data, inexpensive secondary cloud backup is ideal if you don’t want to fuss with on-site backup solutions. For example, market leader Carbonite is fully integrated with Easier Backup. Just choose Third Party Services in Options and click on Carbonite.
What storage space do we need?
The minimum requirement will match the amount of data you already have in the cloud. Daily backup will be incremental. However, the irrevocable backup will allow you to keep a tighter rein on Cloud storage costs. Users can now more confidently delete older Cloud files without fear of losing data. Using the Cloud as a backup for old data is too expensive.
Trying it out costs nothing. The 30-day trial is a full version and if you like it you can purchase a monthly license or an outright license and just keep going.