Losing your data can be disastrous at any level, from treasured family pictures to your business’s customer or financial data. The bottom line is that you need to have a data backup and recovery solution in place before losing your data or your business. A data backup creates copies of your data that can be recovered if your primary data fails. Failures can happen from several issues including software or hardware failure, a human-caused event, data corruption, malicious attacks, and accidental deletion of data. Data backups allow you to restore the data that was thought to be lost.
How often should you back up your data?
This answer can vary depending on how much and what kind of data you want to back up. It can range from daily back ups, monthly backups, or just automatic backups. A general rule of thumb is that the more important data you have, the more often you should be performing backups. For example, if you are backing up customers’ financial information, regular and frequent backups are imperative.
Best ways to back up your data.
There are many ways you can go about backing up your data. From copying everything to a USB drive, using an external hard drive, and everything in between. If you are looking for a cost effective way to back up your data, devices like USB drives may be your best option. These work great for personal projects and small backups. If you don’t want to be in charge of safekeeping a physical copy of your data, you can also use backup subscriptions or cloud storage. Investing in cloud storage is one of the best ways to back up your data. A good cloud storage service, such as Google Drive or Dropbox, will come with its own file management system for simplified access, as well as decent encryption to keep your data away from third parties.
Difference between data backup VS data recovery.
In short, the main difference between data backup and recovery is that a data backup secures all current information before recovery would be necessary. Simply, a data backup is a copy of your important information,stored safely in a secure, separate location, such as a cloud. Data recovery is the process of restoring the database to its original state if failure occurs. There are multiple scenarios that would require data recovery.
How can we help?
Whether you are suffering from a data failure and need recovery or you would like to implement a data backup plan, our Friendly Managed Services can help! Call our support technicians today at 402-965-3300 and learn more about Friendly PC’s data backup and recovery services, as well as pricing. Don’t have time to call? No problem, send us a message on our contact page letting us know what you need help with and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We are currently operating at appointment only status, so make sure to schedule one today!