Backup and Recovery.
Hope for the best, but plan for the worst
Insure your data: back it up!
Every day we do things in an attempt to protect ourselves, our families and for some of us, our businesses. We apply sunscreen to safeguard ourselves from the sun, we watch the news to stay informed on current issues and events and we take out insurance for our health, home and cars.
Let’s face it every data storage system is vulnerable and will eventually fail. We’re sure everyone has, at least once, deleted something accidentally. And… have you heard of viruses and malware? Of course you have.
As a consumer, do you really want to risk loosing all those pictures of your children growing up? Those special things like the email your Dad sent you before he passed away?
As a business, can you afford the downtime? Can you assure your clients of continued service, that their information and privacy is protected, that the work you do for them can progress? Your data, whether it is digital or even on paper is your business’s life blood. Imagine the loss of reputation in not being able to contact your customers just because you lost their contact details… Every business, no matter your size, no matter your level of technology use, needs a Data Backup Plan and a Disaster Recovery/Emergency Management Plan!
Data loss can happen at any time, and usually occurs when least expected. Just take a look at the leading causes of data loss below!
Some people like to save money by managing their backups themselves but don’t know how to get started. Some people would prefer a professional to manage it for them. Either way we are here to help. Why not give us a call?
Leading causes of data loss
Hardware or System Malfunction
Viruses and Natural Disasters
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Automate your backup
Have an automatic, versioned, daily backup in place.
Use the 3-2-1 backup method
Using the 3-2-1 backup strategy means having at least 3 total copies of your data, 2 of which are on different mediums, and at least 1 copy offsite.
Never delete a backup unless you have another more recent backup in another location or on another medium.
Perform regular restore tests
Don’t wait until you need to restore to see if it works… Murphy says it probably won’t. Test often.
Don't rely on file sync
A file or cloud sync is not a backup! Never rely on synchronisation or replication products like Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud or Microsoft OneDrive. Why? Because if something happens to the local copy it happens to the remote copy also.
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