Are open source backup products a good data backup solution for smaller businesses?
I think that it really depends on the nature of the business. Open source backup products are oftentimes command-line-driven and lack the telephone technical support that is available for a commercial product. If a smaller organization has no dedicated IT department, then an open source backup may not be the best data backup solution. However, if such an organization has employees with above-average computer skills, then an open source backup can save the organization a substantial amount of money.
Dig deeper on Backup and recovery software
Related Q&A from Brien Posey
Independent backup expert Brien Posey discusses what the term 'copy data management' means and how it differs from traditional backup.continue reading
Independent backup expert Brien Posey discusses the difference between file sync and share and laptop backups in this Expert Answer.continue reading
Independent backup expert Brien Posey compares in-house, DIY disaster recovery cost to a cloud DR service.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.