Think of the hours you have spent entering data, creating documents, preparing reports – and the time and cost it would take to recreate those documents. Or worse, to have them lost forever. It’s painful to contemplate. It’s more excruciating to experience.
Here is a list of functions for a good backup system. Backing up your data correctly is the backbone of any disaster recovery plan.
- Maintain at least one month of daily backups and one year of monthly backups
- Maintain both on-site and off-site copies
- Make full system backups that can be quickly restored to a different computer, even an empty computer
- Actively monitor to insure your backups are running and uploading properly
The last item is extremely important. Every technician has a story about a computer user who thought they were backing up their data on a daily basis and storing it off site. Then a disaster happened that destroyed their computer and all paper files. When they tried to restore from backup, they found that all of their backup tapes were empty.
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