Data is the most important aspect of your business. Your computer can break very easily or something unforeseen can happen to the files. It's easy to restore your operating system or any programs that you may have had on your computer, but your data isn’t recoverable in the event something were to happen to your computer. This is why it is super important to always have a back up of all of your pertinent business data.
It is important to have at least two different backups
with one being in a different location so that if one fails you have another option. This way no single event will destroy all of your copies. Storing your data in two different formats such as cloud storage and a hard copy will give you additional options should one become corrupt or compromised. In addition, best practice is to keep one copy offsite just in case there is a natural or physical disaster at your business.
3 common types of backups for businesses.
The most common types of backups for businesses are:
- Local and Network Backups
- Cloud Backups
- Online File Storage
All of these options are great options to use to back up your business data. Just make sure wherever you back up your data, it is done in a secure location so that no one can physically get into your business data. Most cloud backups and online file storage sites are very secure. Do your research to choose one that is right for you and your business.
Backing up your data should be done on a regular basis.
Think about how much you add to your company data files each day. Can you easily recreate this information? Back up your data at least weekly, if you work with a high volume of information you should be backing up everyday. You can lose a lot of data in just a short period of time if you forget to do this. Let us know if you have any questions about back ups.