As a responsible business, you know better not to use back-ups to protect your data. Let’s suppose that you do it regularly as well, and save your system images and files to a place, outside your company’s work environment. This can be a hard drive storage or the cloud. We have mentioned some reasons to use the cloud before, as well as some tips for choosing the best backup and storage systems.
So, let’s say you back up every other day after work when no one is using the network. But what if it is just a few minutes before the regular backup schedule, and the system breaks for some reason? Until then the servers were running, and everyone had a great day, but then this disaster happens and the day seems to be ruined. You are unable to access your files, and your phone is going crazy, as more and more employees are waiting for orders, and want to ask questions about them.
So, what to do to avoid these horrible experiences?
No problem, you have backup files from a few days before, but it takes a lot of time and effort to re-create the newest documents and files that were added to the network after that last backup. Not to mention that it is very inconvenient to do so while daily work is piling up as well.
A regular, weekly or even daily backup is no longer enough when our work is so dependent on our computers and information systems. A short-term downtime is one thing, but the file loss is playing a critical part in these situations. However, backing up frequently throughout the day can be very costly, if the service provider is not chosen properly. But this is one possible answer to this burning problem.
If you back up only once or twice a week, see if you can increase it to a minimum daily basis, and try to get a proper provider who can help you with the technical difficulties. In our previous article we have written some advices on how to do so, so feel free to check it. Next time we are going to dig into the topic of security and online systems, so make sure to keep up with us.
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