Data Backup Strategies
Few events would be more catastrophic to
your firm than the loss of your business critical data.
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Top 10 Backup Tips
- Protect all your data
Just backing up your servers is only half the
battle. Approximately 40-70% of your business critical
data resides on desktops and notebooks.
- Back up often
Daily is best. Any less often and Murphyís Law
means that disaster will strike just when your most
recent backup is days old.
- Donít depend on dragging
Even if your users know where all their files
reside, they often forgetóor donít botheró
to burn them to disc or copy them to a server.
- Not just documents
Back up entire hard drives. If you donít capture
all installed software and updates plus operating
system and application settings, restores can be
- Use open file backups
Some of your most valuable files are always in use.
Open file backups are often the only way to back
up vital data.
- Forget incremental or differential backups
They result in flawed restores that return files and
folders that were previously deleted, renamed, or
- Make multiple copies
One backup copy is never enough. Just a single
error keeps you from being fully protected.
- Devise a disaster recovery strategy
Inventory your hardware, decide which data to
protect, estimate the size of your daily backups,
and select appropriate backup hardware.
- Get a copy offsite
Guard against a catastrophic loss of your computers
and on-site backups by storing at least one set of
- Donít procrastinate
Far too many people wait until disaster strikes
before implementing a data protection strategy.