Technology: Operating System \ Application Built in backup solution
Environment: Small, reliant on mainly file based information, few business systems used.
Examples: Volume Shadow Copy Service running on a windows Server
Install Cost: Free with Windows Server - typically 1 day to organise files to be backed up and set up a schedule.
Management: Runs in the background - needs monitoring to ensure the service is running and the occasional test.
Running costs: 0
Ease of Restoration: File restore can be achieved by end users given a simple guide.
Recovery point: Typically copies taken at 2 or 3 copies during the day.
Recovery Time: Small batches of files will restore in seconds.
Retention: Usually a few weeks - can be stretched to last a year
Further comments: On it's own it doesn't protect against a hardware failure. No offsite copy.