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A Short Story on Backups!

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All businesses are at risk of losing their crucial information, like Invoices, inventory records, contracts, employees’ records, databases of customers, a repository of knowledge, financial statements, product or services guides or brochures; etc. It could mean the loss of years of work.

Why protect your data?

A backup has two purposes: recovering data from an earlier time and recovering data after its loss.

The loss of information could happen for many reasons:

Human error — data deletion, modification or overwriting by accident or negligence.

Location-related — leaving a device on a train, theft, fire, flood, or earthquake.

File corruption — virus or ransomware infection or software error corrupts data

Hardware failure — hard drive, CPU or controller failure.

There are plenty of reasons to start protecting your data and begin creating backups for disaster recovery to ensure business continuity and if you are a home user, to ensure all your precious documents and photos etc are backed up.

Backups are part of a disaster recovery plan, and the recommendation is to have more than one backup.

The right idea is creating multiple copies protects your business from losing any critical data. The 3–2–1 backup rule is an effective strategy that instantly removes any single point of failure. The belts-and-braces approach ensures that you can overcome nearly any failure scenario without any drama.

For your data that is not stored in the cloud, keep at least three copies of your data, on two different storage types, one copy of your data offsite.

As the world is moving more online, there are more options available that can suit everyone.

Get in touch for more information.

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