Most Common Data Backup Mistakes in 2021

Isn’t data backup supposed to be simple?

You simply connect to a system and initiate a backup, and the system will take care of the rest until you require it. Regrettably, data backup and recovery are rarely that straightforward.

Backups have issues, are set up incorrectly, and are turned off by users, among other things.

Data loss can be disastrous as a result. You should avoid these common data backup mistakes to avoid costly data loss due to ransomware, phishing scams, a hard drive crash, natural disaster, or other unforeseen events.

  • Backups and originals on the same hardware – The backup’s main goal is to have a copy that can be retrieved and is secure. It makes no sense to save a copy of the original on the same hardware that will also compromise the backup if the original is compromised.
  • Not performing a test – Having a backup isn’t enough; it needs to be tested to ensure that it was successfully saved and that the data is accurate and accessible.This is just as important as creating the backup.
  • Relying Only on Physical Storage Because physical storage, such as discs and tapes, is the only type that is tangible and visible, it may appear to be the most reliable backup system. Physical storage, on the other hand, is vulnerable to natural disasters like fires and floods, as well as non-corporate disasters like a disc breaking, overheating, or being misplaced. Other storage, like the cloud storage, is intangible, therefore giving an advantage to its users by defying physical disasters.
  • Confusing ‘Sync’ With ‘Backup’ – Many people confuse the terms “sync” and “backup” when it comes to their data. You’re mistaken if you believe that syncing your files and documents eliminates the need to back them up. When you ‘sync’ a file, it simply means that any changes you make to the file on one device will be reflected in the file synced on other devices.

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