Are you protecting your important company data including documents, client records or financial information with the proper data backups?
Data loss happens a lot more often than you would think. Unfortunately data backups and planning gets under-rated when dealing with the following events.
- Power Surges
- Natural Disasters
- Small & Large Fires
Regarding data backups and recovery here are some things to keep in mind!
Mechanical failures can be just as devastating as environmental disasters.
Think record player, a hard drives “platters” or records have needles or a “head” that will read and write the data sectors on each platter. More data equals the more the needles have to search for the information.
Improve system performance and stability by deleting old files.
Procedures for internal failures can be performed to recover the data. The process is technical, costly and labor intensive similar to replacing a car engine.
Data backups should include an off-site option.
Environmental disasters also put important data in jeopardy without proper backup solutions. Multiple backup copies with one set stored off-site or on a cloud storage service is highly recommended.
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We establish a 3 set system!
- Live Editable Copy
- Local Backup Copy
- Cloud Backup Copy
Are your scheduled data backups properly configured?
Determining the correct data backups schedule is an important part of the process. Are the backups running late at night? Do the computers have to be left on? Can they run during the day?
If possible most data backups are run late at night when the equipment is not in use. Depending on the company and individual needs they can be set to run during the day. In these cases a “File-In-Use Backup” software solution is best so the system will backup any file whether in use or not.
Verify integrity of data backups.
Data backups and recovery management is not a magic wand that solves every problem. Data validation and integrity are a crucial element to the backup process. After all what good is it to run backups if the data is un-retrivable?
Data Integrity means… Consistent & Accurate Data Information!
Unless there is time taken to verify the data backups data integrity, then there is no guarantee your important information is safe and secure.
Create a recovery action plan so it is clear who will be called!
An information technology disaster recovery plan (IT DRP) should establish recovery strategies to restore hardware, application and data in time to meet the needs of the individual client.
In the event of an environment disaster the plan to recover your important information will be in place and ready to go.
C-Inc., I.T. provides several backup & recovery support options based on system and user requirements.
Starting with a full network analysis we are able to establish protocols based on total number of workstations, servers, software and total data size. Using this information we can create a custom backup and recovery plan that fits the specific needs of client. Our “3-Set” backup system establishes 3 sets of data to guarantee proper data retention.
- Local Live Editable Data
- Local On-Site Consolidation & Backup
- Backup Duplication to secure off-site location.