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.