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?

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Leading causes of data loss

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Hardware or System Malfunction

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Human Error

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Software Corruption

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Viruses and Natural Disasters

Backup tips

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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.

Pay attention

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.

Useful links for home users

Cloud backup

Backblaze will automatically back up all your files including documents, photos, music and movies to the cloud. Unlimited files. Unlimited file size.

Running Linux? iDrive

Want more control?

Arq will back up all your files to a cloud provider of your choice. Use your Amazon Web Services (S3 or Glacier), Backblaze B2, Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive account for example.

Open source alternative? Duplicati

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Want to learn more? Get in contact with us and we can have a chat about your goals.

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Call us or fill out the form on our Contact Us page briefly describing what you are looking for. This will enable us to have a conversation to discuss your requirements, timeframe and budget.

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