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Using an alternating schedule for both ACS Backup/Restore and LiveStor as your primary backup system to back up, transfer, and store backups of your ACS data off-site can give you a higher level of backup and data protection.
Since both LiveStor and ACS Backup/Restore activate according to the schedule that you designate, you can conveniently automate the entire process of backing up all your ACS data and securely storing it off-site. However, in addition to observing the guidelines and considerations for individually using ACS Backup/Restore and LiveStor, you should also observe the following:
- Carefully plan and determine your schedule for using this backup system. You should never schedule ACS Backup/Restore to back up your ACS data at the same time that a LiveStor job is set to activate and run. Conversely, you should never schedule a LiveStor job to run at the same time that ACS Backup/Restore is set to activate and run. We strongly recommend that you test the length of time that it takes for ACS Backup/Restore to activate and complete, then make sure that you schedule your corresponding LiveStor job to activate and run afterwards, allowing for an appropriate amount of time in between.
- Once you configure ACS Backup/Restore to create and save backup files and configure LiveStor to locate and transfer the folder or directory to the servers, avoid changing to the location or name of the designated folder or directory. Once you set LiveStor and ACS Backup/Restore to automatically back up and transfer your ACS data, it is your responsibility to make sure that the process is completing correctly, and in turn, your data's integrity is maintained.
- While using this system provides you with the highest level of data protection available from ACS, you should also test the process of restoring data and make sure that you and your organization are fully informed of what to do in the event of a disaster.
ACS Backup/Restore in conjuction with LiveStor
Issues to Consider