The importance of your backing up your data is often overlooked. While backing up your data may be a task that falls to the back burner for most businesses, it shouldn’t and here’s why.
How important the information is–i.e. how important your data is–will dictate how often your data should be backed up. It can be anywhere from once a week to as often as once a day. Backing up your data helps to ensure protection from any unforeseen mishaps that could cause data loss or damage.
Create a data backup and recovery plan to help prevent any of those unforeseen mishaps that may occur. Coming up with a solid data backup plan can serve as a type of insurance on your data and provide an extra layer of security for maintaining client and employee files safely.
How Important Is The Data On Your System?
If the system being talked about is referring to your work or business system, chances are there is loads of valuable data on it. Client information, employee records, and internal records–these are common types of data and losing them could be devastating for your business. Can you imagine trying to run things without customer data, e-mails, passwords?….Didn’t think so.
On a personal level, backing-up your data is a good idea in order to preserve memories or have back-up files of pictures you may have of your ancestors or any important documentations. An accident could happen at any time and it’s better to be safe than sorry.
In addition, if your data contains important confidential information, if should definitely be kept in a safe place. Once uploaded onto an external gadget it may be best to keep it offsite in a safe.
How Frequently Does The Data Change?
The frequency of data change should play into the frequency of how often you backup your data. If you data changes twice a week, you should be backing it up twice a week.
When creating a plan for how often you should backup data definitely take a look at how frequently that data will be changing to help come up with a basic structure to make sure you are least getting the data backup on days when it is essential.
How Quickly Do You Need To Recover Data?
When it comes to creating a backup plan, time is very important. Recovering data can take some time. It is best to do when the system is in low use. The less the system is in use, while recovering data, the less chance there is that backed up files will be deleted and it can help avoid overwriting files as well. The time that goes into recovering your data will depend on the size of your backup files.
What Data Recovery Questions Do You Have?
If you have more questions related to data recovery, leave them in the comments section below! We’ll review them and include them in our upcoming series related to answering data recovery related questions.