Why Data Backup is important?

Have you ever lost your important data? Or, have you ever felt that moment of panic where you thought you did?

Whether it is pictures of a family vacation, a report from your work, or a semester’s worth of homework, you undoubtedly have data on your computer’s HDD or your mobile device that’s too valuable to lose. That’s where a data backup plan comes in.

But a backup plan is not something to focus on just one day of the year. It should be a part of your cyber hygiene routine.

Backup and recovery are the process of creating and storing copies of data that can be used to protect you against data loss. Recovery from a backup includes restoring the data to the original location, such as cloud or to an alternate location where it can be used in place of the damaged, corrupt or lost data.

This way, whenever you have that feeling that all your hard work or treasured moments are gone, you can rest assured that a data backup has your back.

Why Backup and Recovery is important?

Primary data failures can be the result of hard drive or software failure, ransomware attacks, data corruption, physical theft or accidental deletion of data. Backup data alternate medium allows data to be restored from an earlier point in time to help an individual or the business recover from an unexpected event.

This additional medium can be as simple as an external hard drive or USB, or something more considerable, such as a disk storage system, cloud storage, or tape drive. The alternative medium can be in the same or different location as the primary data or at a remote location. The possibility of weather-related failures it will be good to have copies of data at remote locations

Data backup copies should be made on a regular basis to minimize the volume of data lost between backups. The more time intervals between backup copies, the more chances for data loss when recovering from a backup. Keeping multiple copies of data backups at different places provides the assurance and flexibility to restore to a point in time not affected by data corruption or malicious attacks.

Backup storage options-

  • Removable media: -Small storage- This includes CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives
  • External hard drives:-Ample storage-This includes USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSDs)
  • Cloud backup: Flexible storage- Allows users to back up their data to hardware that is in a remote location. You can access your data anytime on any device via the internet.
  • Backup services: The most storage-In this method you are putting and paying a person or a company in charge of your data backups. They will manage and help secure your data.

If you are concerned about your data and want to know more about Backup options. Contact us today.

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