The Goal of Data Backup Strategy
Before we dive into backing up your important computer data, we need to understand the goal of data backup. The core concept is pretty simple; if some sort of disaster occurs and results in your computer systems crashing or being destroyed, no critical data should be lost.
If we take this a step further, we get into something that we call “business continuity.” More than just being able to recover your data, business continuity is about how quickly your business can recover from a disaster.
In this article, a “disaster” can be something small, like a user accidentally deleting a file, or something big, like a flood or fire that destroys your computer equipment. With a good backup strategy in place, however, you can recover from disasters big and small.
Keep Your Data Offsite
One of the most important parts of a good backup strategy is having an offsite copy of your data. Your copied data should reside in a separate physical location from the original data.
Any easy way to accomplish this is with a cloud solution. Cloud backup stores your data online, keeping it safe from local disasters that can destroy your data.
Managed and Monitored Backup Solutions
Your data backup solution is only helpful if it’s actually working. You don’t want to be in need of data restoration, only to find out your backup hasn’t been working properly for several weeks.
Many solutions offer notifications that can be sent each time a backup occurs. But that can be a lot to manage and keep an eye on.
That’s why we offer managed solutions. We will remotely monitor and manage your backup so you don’t have to. If there’s a failed task or other hiccup in the process, we’ll be notified and can remedy it quickly.
These are just a few of the ideas to keep in mind when creating your data backup solution for your home or business computer systems.
- Copy your critical data
- Keep your data copy physically offsite
- Monitor your backups to ensure they are running properly
If you’re unsure of the best way to keep your data backed up securely and effectively, give us a call. At TekStop, we take pride in providing proactive solutions for all your computer repair and tech support needs.
Contact us here or call (928) 583-4454.