Backups: Are you as safe as you think?

by Nick Volpe

Your data is only as good as the backup that protects it. Ransomeware, phishing, and user error are all risks to your data. We care about your business network, and we want to make sure that you are checking data backups daily. It is critically important that an appointed individual in your business is checking the backups daily and alerting your IT designee when issues arise. Backups are often the only means of recovery, specifically in the event of server failure, virus infection, accidental deletion or lost data, etc.

3-2-1 Backup Strategy

The 3-2-1 backup strategy is a key element in understanding a well-planned backup solution. It involves three functions: 3 copies of your data, 2 different mediums, 1 offsite.

3 Copies of Your Data

You should have no less than 3 copies of all of your data at any one time. One is the original data and the other two are backup copies.

2 Different Mediums

Keep your backups on different mediums such as a cloud-based backup and a local NAS storage device. That way, if the NAS dies, you have the cloud-based copy or vice-versa.

1 Offsite

Always keep atleast 1 copy of the data offsite at all times in the event there is a fire, flood, theft, or disaster, you have a copy somewhere else. The best option is cloud-based backup but even a NAS drive that is stored in another location is sufficient.

 

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Please take a moment now to find out how your backup is monitored and contact us to discuss your needs. If you are not 100% sure of where you stand or need a new strategy, call us.

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