Data backup is critical for businesses

data backup

Data backup and recovery is the most important service you can possibly utilize. All companies rely on some form of data that is critical to their businesses’ operation. If and when this data is jeopardized as a result of a natural disaster, malware, user error or any other number of circumstances, it is imperative that critical data is backed up so that you can get back to business in a matter of hours.

Types of data backup media

There are many different media types for backing up your data. These include:

  • hard copies on a disk or tape
  • cloud storage
  • off-site data centers.

Many IT consulting companies recommend practicing the 3-2-1 data backup method. This involves having three copies of the data on at least two different media types, with one of them being stored offsite.  For the most efficient recovery process, the backups should occur on a regular basis. If there is a large amount of time that passes between backups, the new and updated data will be lost during recovery. The goal of a data backup recovery system is to recover from a disaster or attack in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of data loss possible. Data storage fees are based on the amount of data being stored but are extremely cost effective given the alternative.

Recovery of the data from the varous media types can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. This is based on the amount of data and the method of backup recovery being utilized. If you utilize the 3-2-1 method, you will be able to recover your data in the shortest amount of time possible.

Ford Office Technologies‘ experts are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding data backup. Call 800.633.3673 today for a free consultation or for more information.

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