Data protection & backup

Data backup & Backup


Backup: Datensicherung schützt vor Datenverlust

Backup via Cloud Services: Datensicherung und Wiederherstellung

The human risk factor in particular is responsible for a large proportion of lost and destroyed data. These often disappear due to accidental deletion or a lack of knowledge. Malware of all kinds is an increasingly common cause of data loss. The list of reasons for the loss of important data goes on:

  • Ransomeware such as viruses, Trojans and other malware (e.g. encryption Trojans)
  • Errors within an application and its operation
  • External influences (lightning strike, flooding, burst pipes, theft, fire) in the data center, co-location or even at the public cloud provider
  • Incorrect updates from the manufacturer

A not so small number of risk factors!

Data Protection through Regular Backups


The creation of regular backups is, therefore, an essential foundation for a robust risk management strategy. This ensures that files and services can be restored in case of emergencies. Whether you are only securing parts of a service, want to restore an entire (physical) server, the Microsoft 365 user data, or want to secure your cloud workloads: A sensible backup and recovery concept is an absolutely necessary component within your infrastructure. Regular recovery tests in conjunction with sustainable and up-to-date documentation for the responsible administrators are definitely necessary to enable the smooth recovery of files and services. In addition to this, we recommend developing disaster recovery scenarios and documenting them in an action plan. This allows the responsible colleagues to perform routine tasks based on the prepared and up-to-date plan even under difficult working conditions.

If you want to develop and implement sustainable and auditable data protection and disaster recovery scenarios for your (cloud) infrastructure using state-of-the-art technology, trust in NMS – your IT expert with years of experience.

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Individual disaster recovery concepts with professional support

  • Many companies already have high-quality backup systems and infrastructures, but they often neglect thedocumentation and optimization of the entire backup process. This can lead to uncertainty in the event of recovery about which services and data are secured where and how, and, most importantly, how they need to be restored. Essential information includes:
  • The exact process of data backup
  • The distinction between the backup environment and the live system
  • The measures to be taken in the event of a disaster

In a disaster recovery concept, this information must be documented. Well-formulated and printed step-by-step guides are suitable for this purpose.

A clean authorization concept for backups and restores (self-service for the customer, IT employees or external service providers) ensures rapid backups and reliable restores of all types of data.

Data classification in conjunction with the associated retention guidelines, as well as a list of priorities for particularly time-critical data and systems (based on the data classification) leads to an orderly recovery of critical services. For example, it makes more sense to prioritize the recovery of the mailing system and the merchandise management system so that day-to-day business can be resumed quickly. Only then does it make sense to restore archive systems. Of course, you can also prioritize other elements that are critical for day-to-day operations, keyword business continuity management.

What is a backup?

A backup is a comprehensive data backup on external storage media. In principle, you systematically save the files at regular intervals as a backup copy so that you can use them again in the event of data loss. A backup is therefore an essential step for a complete data security strategy. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Microsoft 365, Azure workloads or on-premises servers or virtual workloads.

There are various options to choose from for a backup:

Classic backup of on-premises systems in House

(e.g. structurally demarcated area or backup copy offsite)

Backup of cloud workloads via cloud backup services

(Data backup and restoration of cloud services from the cloud to the cloud)

Backup of hybrid infrastructures, on-premise applications and services in the cloud

(Hybrid infrastructures require hybrid, flexible and well thought-out backup scenarios)

Cloud Native from cloud services such as Microsoft 365

(Data backup of Microsoft 365 services such as Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams to the cloud)

Data protection strategy: 12-point plan

The data backup strategy as part of the backup documentation includes both technical and organizational points:

  1. How is the data backup currently performed?
  2. Which workloads need to be backed up on which platform?
  3. Is the backup environment separated from the live environment?
  4. Who is responsible for the backup and, above all, the maintenance and documentation?
  5. Are there recovery test cycles and scenarios?
  6. Which backup solution(s) are best suited to our infrastructure?
  1. Which backup solution(s) are best suited to our infrastructure?
  2. What disaster scenarios do we want to protect ourselves against outside of normal operations?
  3. Define contingency plans with action plans.
  4. Documentation of the backup and recovery infrastructure.
  5. Is there an offsite backup?
  6. Can I continue to operate my services even if the local data center is lost?
  7. Modern infrastructures require modern backup concepts; it makes sense to question the current concept from time to time in order to stay on the ball and optimize it.
All these points are relevant for an optimal data backup concept. To make the backup efficient and therefore meaningful, you should have this done professionally. Whether it’s backup for software, services, cloud workloads, or (hybrid) on-premises systems: Our specialists are ready to advise you on data protection strategy comprehensively and answer all your questions.

Services of New Media Service GmbH in the area of data protection and backup


Together with you, we conduct a review of your existing data protection strategy or backup strategy and assess it. Subsequently, we are happy to advise you on improving your current backup implementation and actively support you in implementing the suggested adjustments.

We are also ready to undertake a complete redesign of the backup and availability strategy, including product preselection and sizing of the necessary hardware and software. We naturally tailor our approach to your wishes and ideas so that the proposed solution fits optimally with your needs and infrastructure.

We also conduct training sessions on the topic of backups with your administrators, as well as provide expert and detailed consultation sessions. Additionally, we can assist you in setting up meaningful reporting on your performed backups.

Are you interested in improving your backup strategy? Or do you want to create a completely new approach to backup in your company? Feel free to contact us today! We look forward to a personal conversation.

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