PC Backup: Are you as safe as you think?
by Nick Volpe
Your PC backup is just as important as the data itself. Ransomware, 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 PC 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. When considering different options, it is best to plan out your solutions. Ultimately, this will lead to a much better outcome in the long-run. When it comes to IT consulting and backup support, our team has you covered. Although some businesses may not think that they have a lot of data storage, you may be surprised. All of your billing, client lists, and email histories could be at stake.
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. With multiple backup copies of your data, you can have much more peace of mind. Are you doing all you can to make sure that your most important data is kept safe? Ultimately, it is always worth it to take the safe route when it comes to your data.
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. Hence, you are able to hedge your bets if one backup dies. If this is the case, you will be more prepared than before. This can make all the difference in the long-run. Alternatively, without the different mediums of storage, you could be left stranded in the case that one of the types of data storage fails.
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. What happens in the case of this physical disaster? Your important data is perfectly fine, elsewhere, out of the firing line of any danger. We can’t think of a better solution!
Contact US for a PC Backup Strategy today
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 or solution for your business, call us.