Every business owner wants to protect their data. Even if they don’t pour money into doing so, they typically still understand the importance of it. That’s why three-out-of-every-four businesses perform a backup at least once per week. It’s still good to be reminded how to make sure your backup can work for you. Let’s go over a few basic considerations to make if you want a data backup that you can trust.
Your business’ backup can be viewed as an insurance policy, but if it isn’t secured, it could be just another piece of a string of errors that takes your business down. In order for your backup to be a reliable contingency, you need to protect it. In order to do that, we suggest using the 3-2-1 rule as a base. That is: three copies of your data, with two being stored and attached to your network, and one saved offsite.
The backup and disaster recovery system makes this very easy. The device is attached to your network and backs up your data incrementally. This means that after the first backup is taken, only changes are backed up. This does two things. First, it allows for backups during the work day, in increments as small as every 15 minutes if you so choose. Secondly, it gives you an option to recover recent changes. This becomes a crucial benefit since most backups you will restore are because of user error or power failure.
So once you have your BDR in place, you will need to do two things to ensure that your business is ready for a data loss incident:
If you would like to talk about data backup or the protection of your company’s digital assets, don’t hesitate to reach out to the IT professionals at Computerware today at (703) 821-8200.
Computerware has been serving the Vienna area since 1976, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.