- 11th November 2019
- Posted by: Dave Sutton
- Category: Security
Having a Data Backup is one thing, but a good one…
What exactly is a good Data Backup?
In this day and age, it’s essential to have backups of your entire IT system & infrastructure. With endless possibilities just around the corner, it’s only a matter of time before you lose everything.
The key to backing up your data is simple, just follow the 3-2-1 backup rule.
In other words, just make sure you’ve got more than 3 copies all in unique, separate locations.
You really want to make backing up data a part of your daily life cycle. If you happen to lose your data due to a hardware defect or ransomware attack, having a backup could save your business.
Where do you even start with a Data Backup?
There are lots of ways to back up your data. Each way has its own procedure. Still, here are some general guidelines when it comes to making a good backup:
Storage is cheap, so it makes the most sense to just back up everything.
Cloud storage offers some advantages over local storage.
The more places your data is backed up, the better.
Don’t underestimate the value of having physical copies of things
Identify what you need to back up.
Backing up isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition.
Never underestimate the importance of securing your data, having multiple, unique versions of your infrastructure or lastly, losing all your data to a malicious hacker.
What options of backup are available?
There are plenty of options to back up your data. It’s smart to understand the types of backup and get one that suits your requirements:
– External Hard Drives
– Cloud Backup
– Flash Drives
– Online Backup Services
A lot depends on the kind of data you’re protecting. Cybercriminals can use seemingly unimportant data and patch it together to commit identity theft. A strong backup strategy can make a big difference in your digital life and give you peace of mind.
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