Know Your Backup

How well do you know your backup routine?

Many small/medium business owners are not aware that they are not sufficiently protecting their business against data loss.  Simply backing up your data isn’t enough – do you review and monitor your backups and take a backup off-site?

A good functioning backup allows a business to have peace of mind. It’s important to know you are protected not only when a malicious attack happens to the computer network, but also when a file is accidentally deleted or modified. A good working backup allows you to be up and running again with minimal downtime.

It is recommended that you not only perform your backup on a daily basis, but keep multiple versions of these backups. This will ensure that you can restore files from the most recent backup, or go back to an earlier version if required.

Backups should not remain in the same building as the data they are backing up. At least one backup should be taken off-site at all times, either by means of external drives or RDX tape backups. We recommend a minimum of two external drives/RDX Tapes in your backup rotation.

Foresiight recommends using the BackupAssist software package, but there are many other great products available and your IT Technician will likely have a recommendation. If you would like some advice on your backup solution, don’t hesitate to call us on (07) 3356 2772.