Sounds like a client that my company services. They are a very very well-to-do company with a stingy arse of a MD. Lets just say they are in charge of maintaining and servicing semicon equipment for most of the wafer fabs (AMD/ Global foundries, Texas, TSMC, SSMC etc). Their UPS battery upped and died last year and the MD flatly refused to purchase a replacement battery. All their work is stored on an old Ubuntu server (it's running an LTS build that just ran out of support, that's how old it is). The server backs up everything (daily) to a cheap 4-bay Buffalo NAS that he chose because of the price. We suggested Qnap/ Synology but the MD didn't want to shell out for it. The NAS has already seen a complete array failure when 2 Shitgate consumer drives died (again, against our recommendations). We offered offsite back-up service as well. Simply just a pair of external USB drives that we will rsync for them for a pittance (less than US$20/ month and they don't have to pay for the drives) and rotate on a monthly basis. In fact, we don't even mind doing the service for free under our adhoc maintenance scheme if they provide their own external USB drives and store it in their fireproof safe. The best part? The MD tells us that the infrastructure needs 100% availability and refuses to sign a long term contract with us. Since there is zero SLA on contract, we are just waiting out on a power failure to take out their data. Some idiot already took out the array the last time round by accidentally tripping the power strip. They were just lucky that the server's array wasn't killed at the same time.