Most Common Data Backup Mistakes to Avoid

Backups of your data are essential for a business continuity plan. By ensuring you always have a copy of crucial data, data backups shield your business from data loss and give you the ability to recover fast from any crisis.

JENLOR is here to help you ensure that you don’t lose any of your data and that it is always kept safe. We will go over the most common errors to avoid when backing up data in order to assist your company in developing and maintaining a strong and successful backup strategy.

Using One Backup Device

Data is often stored in a variety of storage alternatives. Tape drives, flash drives, and cloud storage fall under this category. However, each of these approaches have their pros and cons. For instance, physical backup equipment like external hard drives is prone to deterioration, theft, and loss.

While cloud backups may be more resistant to physical threats, they are still susceptible to data security problems including data leaking and user sharing of servers. To reduce the risk of data loss in light of this, backups should be kept on at least two different types of media.

Lacking a Backup Plan Off-Site

If all of your data backups are physically present on your premises, a disaster could result in their loss or damage. Because of this, we recommend that you have at least one backup saved somewhere else, such as the cloud or an off-site data center.

To prevent the risk of losing data, we recommend that you save three copies of the data (i.e., the original and two copies), have backups stored on two distinct types of media, and have off-site data storage.

Failing to Frequently Test Backups

Don’t forget to test your backup system frequently so that you don’t struggle to recover data after a disaster. Testing verifies that you adhere to legal specifications as well as your recovery point and recovery time goals.

JENLOR can help ensure that you properly check for common problems, such as incorrect configuration, and make the required corrections.

We Are Here to Help

If you find yourself making some of the most common backup mistakes that we listed above, don’t worry. At JENLOR, we offer a variety of ways that you can backup your data – helping to keep it secure and protected. Contact us today for more information.

5 Reasons to Backup Microsoft Office 365 Data

Office 365 Data

Over the past few years, there has been considerable growth in the number of businesses switching from on-premise Exchange to Office 365. The truth is that data loss is still a common occurrence. Here are the 5 reasons to backup Office 365 data.

    1. Accidental Deletion If you delete a user or mail environment data (intentionally or unintentionally), the deletion is propagated throughout your environment. A recent Office 365 backup gives you the ability to recover from this situation.
    2. Gaps in Retention PoliciesOffice 365’s retention policies have their limitations, and are not a substitute for a good backup  A backup offers longer, more accessible data retention that is fully protected and kept in one location for quick recovery.
    3. Internal and External Security Threats
      Internal security breaches occur more frequently than you might expect. A current Office 365 backup reduces the possibility of important data being lost or destroyed. Viruses and malware (external security risks) also seriously harm organizations, but a backup makes it simple to restore mailboxes to a state prior to the attack.
    4. Requirements for Compliance and Law
      In order for the data to be available and accessible in the event of possible litigation, regulatory compliance guidelines compel organizations to preserve it safely. Office 365 backups guarantee that you can access mailbox data in the event of legal action or to satisfy any compliance or regulatory requirements.

Businesses all around the world are struggling with the difficulties of switching to the cloud. It’s crucial to know that SaaS platform providers, like Microsoft Office 365, are in charge of both key infrastructure and application uptime. However, the customer is still in charge of maintaining and safeguarding their vital business data.

If you need help backing up your Microsoft Office 365 data or need assistance with any other IT needs, contact JENLOR today to schedule a consultation.