Snapshot Backups

Gives you the option of having regular snapshots taken of your data to provide additional recovery/restore point.

How could you or your company cope with the loss of vital data as a result of file corruption, accidental or malicious deletion, or any other similar event? Even though our standard back-up and replication service provides daily and weekly restore points this can still result in a considerable amount of lost work. Snapshots help to minimise such loss by creating more frequent restore points that are retained for longer periods.

What are Snapshots?

In the storage world snapshots are a ‘point-in-time’ copy of data which is stored on our SAN (Storage Area Network). One of the primary advantages of storage-based snapshots is that they eliminate back-up windows; they can be taken at any time, without degrading the performance of virtual machines, giving the ability to provide multiple recovery/restore points to complement standard daily back-up routines.

How does Premium Snapshot work?

This is an add-on service that clients can purchase to complement our various hosted services. Snapshots are taken of your data on an hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly basis then retained to provide rolling recovery points from which TWIN support staff can restore your data.

The standard snapshot frequency and retention periods are:

Hourly: Retained for 48 hours

Daily: Retained for 14 days

Weekly: Retained for 6 weeks

Monthly: Retained for 12 months

There are no storage limits attached to the service.

How Backups Work in Practice

A backup is essentially a point in time ‘Snapshot’ copy of your hosted desktop/virtual server, including all applications and data, taken at defined intervals and kept separately from your live system. These backups provide restore points in the event of loss or corruption to all or part of your working copy.

Everything within the cloud is then Backed Up using either of our backup packages.

Multiple restore points for the cloud

Rolling restore points means the most recent snapshot backup replaces the oldest in each sequence.

Standard Snapshot Backups: 14 active rolling backups made up of daily (every 24hr) snapshots.

Premium Snapshot Backups: 80 active rolling backups made up of hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly snapshots


Have complete peace of mind knowing that all of your critical business information is fully protected with managed Cloud Backup by Twin.

The Twin Vault On-Line backup service is powered by the multi-award winning software from Asigra that protects millions of servers, applications, virtual servers, desktops, laptops as well as phones & tablets around the world today. A truly secure & cost effective real alternative to traditional costly & cumbersome on premise solutions.

Our solution is agentless, FIPS 140-2 certified and supports all operating systems, applications, virtual environments, laptops and smartphones. Regardless of existing infrastructure or geographical spread, Twin consolidates and securely backs-up your data with a sustainable, complete solution priced only on the amount of data that we store, with no setup fees or any additional “hidden” costs.

Any Device, Application, Platform Support

  • Physical and Virtual Machines
  • Protect Servers, desktops, laptops, tablets and smart phones
  • Storage array snapshot support

Network & Storage optimization

  • Data reduction through deduplication and compression
  • Incremental server backups and change block tracking
  • Reduces WAN/network usages

Secure & Compliant

  • 256-bit encryption
  • Data encrypted in-flight and at rest
  • FIPS 140-2 Certified
  • ISO 27001

Restore & Recovery Assurance

  • Bare metal, message level and file level restores
  • Addressing varying Recovery Point Objectives (RTO)
  • Data consistency and data transfer checks
  • Restore validation

Local Backup & Recovery

  • Local backup option for fast backup and recovery
  • Address tight Recovery Times Objectives (RTO)
  • Hybrid Cloud options for very large data sets
  • 24 x 7 support

Disaster Recovery

  • Offsite backup with replication and failover to UK Datacentres
  • Backup and restore to secondary sites
Find out more about Snapshot Backups with Twin Systems today.
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