Preventing data loss requires a backup strategy. Many large data loss stories have nothing to do with hackers and subsequent data breeches. Even personal data loss stories have simple beginnings. Backup and recovery is essential. People often learn this only after their data is lost for good.
Here are some common data losses ClickAway technicians hear about:
A departing employee takes his email with him
An untrained employee does a little spring cleaning
Not all those precious photos make it to the cloud
We forgot to test and verify the backup and there were holes
We didn’t think it would happen to us
What’s your data backup strategy?
Think of your critical data storage in 3 compartments: on-site, off-site and cloud. From here, you or your company determine media types, be it hard drives, usb or servers.
- Onsite Backups – grabbing a hard drive to restore files to a new PC, MacBook or server can save a lot of time, versus downloading files from the cloud.
- Offsite Backups – Should something disastrous happen, such as the fires we saw in Paradise, California, it’s wise to have copies of your backups in another physical location. We saw fire proof safes completely incinerated in Paradise so you can bet a hard drive kept in a home drawer or in your local office could see the same fate. You can either access offsite data manually or through the cloud.
- Backup Schedule – Backups are not a one time event. Crucial data and precious memories have to be regularly and consistently backed up. We recommend once or twice a year for average individuals.
- Organized Data Storage – Digging through boxes trying to fish out that one flash drive is a time drain and one that you can avoid.
ClickAway’s data backup services give you peace of mind. You decide what data you want backed up and where and we do the rest quickly and economically.