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Drift Focus on Backups

By June 16, 2023July 13th, 2023No Comments

Drift Focus on Backups

We are really pleased that over 50% of our schools have transitioned to a more modern and reliable backup solution! Here is a reminder of exactly what you are getting if you are using Datto Cloud Backup.


  • Every piece of data housed on the server is backed up locally and in the cloud. Meaning that if there was physical damage to your server, your files would still be protected!
  • It protects you from natural disasters, equipment failure and human error.
  • Downtime is substantially minimised in an emergency scenario. The school can continue to run during a disaster! With instant virtualisation, the system can restore within seconds.
  • It helps protect schools from ransomware attacks before they can make an impact by monitoring and targeting specific patterns of ransomware in the backups which can take place as often as every 5 minutes!
  • Supports a wide array of operating systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • With Datto Infinite Cloud Retention, you can store data for as long as you require!
  • It supersedes other outdated and unreliable backup solutions, such as RDX tapes, that take too long to restore files, are not backed up as often and have a risk of losing data due to corruption.



  • Software as a Service (SaaS) Solutions such as Microsoft 365 and Google applications are not automatically protected. Data backed up in the cloud has been proven to be just as important as traditional on-premises IT backup. Both Microsoft and Google actually recommend a third-party solution to securely backup your cloud data.
  • Microsoft 365 Backup is Insufficient. There is a misconception that Microsoft provides sufficient backup, but this is not the case. Microsoft specifically state that they do not recover data associated with ransomware, files that have been permanently deleted, inactive licenses or app outages.
  • 64% of SaaS ransomware attacks happened on Microsoft 365 and Google also have regular cyber attacks. Whilst we wish it was possible, we cannot completely eradicate the chance of schools falling victim to an attack (as in many cases it is due to human error), however having a reliable and secure backup is the best way to ensure your data is restored as quickly as possible.
  • SaaS Protection backs up your cloud data 3 times a day.
  • SaaS Protection does not JUST back up files. It also backs up
  1. Contact information (except photos)
  2. Emails (including attachments, notes, and folder structure)
  3. Calendars (including recurrence, attendees, notes, and attachments)
  4. Teams and Google Workspace (including files, conversations, and calendar meetings)

We absolutely cannot stress enough how vitally important it is to keep up with modern threats we face in IT, especially in our schools which can, unfortunately, be more vulnerable due to ever decreasing budgets. We have secured a deal with our recommended backup supplier to help. There really couldn’t be a better time to re-evaluate your backup solution and make improvements.

If you would like more information about backup solutions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the team or discuss backups with Toni-Marie during your 5 Year Guide meeting, click here to book.