Most businesses, whether they are small or large, understand the importance of data backups. However, many businesses do not perform regular backups. This can be a disaster waiting to happen. In this blog post, we will discuss the importance of regular backups and how to avoid disaster in your business!
Data is never safe, because there are many threats to your data at any moment. First thing is electronics are never 100% dependable, hard drives can fail. Second, even if your electronics are working fine, humans can make mistakes. If you accidentally delete an important file, you may not be able to get it back. Third, natural disasters can strike at any time. If a fire destroys your office, all of your data will be lost unless you have backups.
So how would you back up your data? Start buying a service and manage it yourself? No, that’s another mistake some people do, let’s an expert manage this for you. It’s their job to keep your data safe and they will have the latest tools and technologies to do so.
Are local backups enough? That’s another mistake, although local backups reduce risk of data loss, but it won’t be helpful if natural disasters or fire destroys your office or robbery happens, in such cases you can lose all your data because you don’t have them somewhere else.
Importance of double backups: Local + Cloud Backup
Cloud backup is important because it protects your data off-site. This means that even if your office is destroyed, your data will be safe. Your data will be replicated to cloud in addition to your local storage.
Cloud backups are usually kept with a cloud service provider but sometimes some businesses don’t like their data to be at someone else’s hand and that’s understandable. In this case, you can keep a copy of your backup data on another site, but this will usually require fast internet connection on both sites because you will be transferring a lot of data. naturally you’ll have to spend more on upgrading your internet connection.
How often should you backup your data? The answer is: it depends. If you have critical data that changes frequently, you should consider backing up hourly or daily.
Backing up your data is only half the battle. You also need to ensure that your backups are working properly. This means testing them regularly to make sure that they can be restored in the event of a disaster.
That’s a lot of work and that’s why an expert IT team will ensure your safety.