Backup and Disaster Recovery in Adelaide

How valuable is your data? In our experience, data backup is very often overlooked by users until they have a bad experience with data loss. We can help you backup your data safely and easily. We can even show you how to automate your backups so you’re never caught out again. Don’t think it won’t happen to you—let us implement a reliable backup solution to help safeguard your critical data.

Make sure that you’re not included in the stats:

  • 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year. 70% fail within five years. (Home Office Computing Magazine)
  • 31% of PC users have lost all of their files due to events beyond their control.
  • 34% of companies fail to test their tape backups, and of those that do, 77% have found tape back-up failures.
  • 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster.
  • Companies that aren’t able to resume operations within ten days (of a disaster hit) are not likely to survive. (Strategic Research Institute)
  • Simple drive recovery can cost upwards of $7,500 and success is not guaranteed.


Full Backups, Incremental Backups, Differential Backups, Copy Backups

At Livewire IT, we provide customized backup environments for both physical server backups and virtual server backups for file backup, Exchange backup, and SQL server backup, including SharePoint backup. The backup jobs are created on a fully customized backup infrastructure to suit your needs.

We use industry-leading backup software such as Symantec Backup Exec and Veeam Backup & Replication for local backup jobs. As for the hardware, the most typical backup devices are the tape drives and the external hard drives, on which we can setup an automatic backup job with your preferred schedule and frequency (daily/weekly/workday backups) and backup type (full backup, incremental backup, differential backup, copy backup).

Cloud Backups, Online Backups

We also provide state-of-the-art online backup technologies. While online backups were previously accessible only to government agencies and large enterprises, they are now available to all businesses. Livewire IT ensures that the backups are clean and efficient. The backups are fully automatic, but regularly checked by our technicians. The backup jobs do not require day-to-day intervention. Your data is encrypted and stored in purpose-built data centres. We use SSL security for data transport and AES 256-bit encryption for data storage. For our online backups, we use smart compression and delta comparison technologies at the source, reducing total backup size by up to 50%. Our online backup services are fully scalable and customizable to suit your needs.


Our online backups use a proprietary algorithm to efficiently replicate block level changes (deltas) and automatically skip duplicate blocks. Scheduled synchronisations create point-in-time open file snapshots (recovery points), providing virtual full backups. The online backup supports strong encryption of offsite data using secret keys and the AES-256 cipher, enabling total secrecy of data stored on or transferred to the remote fault-tolerant network (end-to-end encryption). The software agent used for online backups integrates with the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS), providing online synchronisation of VSS-aware applications such as Microsoft SQL Server and Exchange Server. This approach makes it possible to back up open files.