Why Backups are Important and What Backup You Should be Using

Jan 19, 2021

Have you ever lost an hour of work on your computer? Now imagine if you lost days or weeks of work or imagine losing your client database, financial records, and all of the work files your company has ever produced or compiled. Imagine what would happen if your network went down for days and you couldn’t access e-mail or the information on your PC. How devastating would that be? What if a major storm, flood, or fire destroyed your office and all of your files? Or if a virus wiped out your server…do you have an emergency recovery plan in place that you feel confident in? How quickly do you think you could recover, if at all? Having a reliable backup in place can take away those worries.

Staying safe

The only way to completely protect your data and guarantee that you could restore it all after a major disaster is by maintaining an up-to-date copy of your data offsite in a high-security facility. Remote backups, also called offsite backups, online backups, or managed backups, is a service that allows you to maintain a secure copy of your data in a different location than your office. Usually, this type of backup is done automatically via the Internet after hours to a high-security facility. There is no question that every business owner should have an offsite copy of their data. However, there are big differences among remote backup services and it’s critical that you choose a good provider. If you don’t you could end up paying a lot of money only to discover that recovering your data is not an easy, fast, or simple job.

Different types of backups

There are many different options when it comes to backing up your data. It’s good to understand each type so you can make the best decision about what backup option fits your needs.

Backup services is an online backup service that is managed by a company. You pay them a monthly or yearly fee and they will back up your data for you.

Cloud backup is a backup system that keeps a backup of your data in the cloud. This is a popular method but one downfall can be if you don’t have reliable internet service then it can make getting your data tougher.

External hard drives back up data on that’s right a hard drive that is external from your computer. These are nice because they can be easily transported if needed.

There are many great reasons to back up your data. It provides you with peace of mind and lets you focus on what’s important to you. Backing up your data is important and can be done in many different ways. As long as you choose a method that best fits your needs and actively implement it that is a great start. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions regarding this or other related subjects.

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