Backup(s), did you notice the “s” in backups? if you have at least one backup of your files, great! but what would happen if you lost that backup too? Lets say to a fire that destroys your original files on your computer or server, AND the backup drive attached to the server? Would your business still be able to function without any of your files?
Why you should backup your files
Data is the most important aspect of your computer. An operating system can be reinstalled and so can applications, but it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your original data.
It is essential that you always backup your important information and have a plan for recovering from a system failure. An attacker could crash a computer’s operating system or data may be corrupted or wiped out by a hardware problem. Computers can be lost, stolen, or destroyed in a fire or other catastrophe.
You should backup your personal or critical work data on a regular basis. This means copying your files over to a protected system that you can access when those files are needed.
At MAX IT, we always recommend you have at-least two backups. The FIRST backup, should be your local backup that is ran daily, (usually in the middle of the night) to a external hard drive or another server on your network. the SECOND backup should be stored offsite either by someone physically taking a copy of the backup home, to an other office, to a safety deposit box, etc., Or by using a cloud backup service! We recommend the latter of the two options for off site backups, mostly because people get lazy and forget to take that second copy off site!
So is your data save?
Call us today if you would like to find out the best way your business should backup.
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