The threat of data loss for your business isn’t a pleasant thing to think about. However, being aware of the consequences could be the difference between getting back to business as usual quickly or losing your business altogether. That begins with your data backup and disaster recovery strategy. Today, we are going to talk about some backup and recovery prerequisites you’ll need to consider when building your plan.
What Your Company Needs from Data Backup
Your business’ data backup and disaster recovery process is the one thing that could keep your company from total collapse. Data loss can occur in any number of ways, from human error to natural disaster. What’s important is to be prepared. Buildings can be rebuilt. Devices can be replaced. Unless it’s backed up, data is irreplaceable.
Therefore, it’s crucial that you have measures put in place to at least resolve the following questions.
- How quickly can data be backed up?
- How fastcan data be restored?
- How badly could your operations be interrupted in the interim?
- How protected is my backup against its own disasters, especially the same ones that could influence the data I have stored in-house?
What Data Backup is Best for Me?
Any backup is a good backup. But not all backups are created equal. For much of the past few decades, tape backups were the gold standard. At the end of the workday, a new tape backup was created to ensure that, at the least, a company would have data that was from the previous day. So only minimal work was lost in case of data loss. Today, even data that’s a few hours, even minutes old could hurt business.
That’s why we recommend automated cloud backup solutions. Automating your backup process keeps all your data up-to-date. You can schedule a backup for certain times of the day or have a fresh backup whenever a document or piece of information is changed. Anything to keep your backups current.
How Can You Get Started?
Is your business in need of a more reliable data backup and disaster recovery plan? IT Support Guys can help build a strategy that fits your business’ needs. To learn more, give us a call today at 855-4IT-GUYS (855-448-4897).