Data Back-up Solutions
The best answer you could give is yes, you have a well-thought-out disaster recovery plan, and you are executing it. However, unfortunately most business owners understand the importance of backing up company data but aren't backing up properly or regularly.
Businesses continually generate data and being without your data for even an hour could be expensive and extremely detrimental. Do you have a plan? In the event of a catastrophic occurrence without some sort of backup system it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your original data. Is the system you're using right for your business?
Could your business survive a disaster?
When an unforeseen event takes place, regardless of industry or size, it will causes your day-to-day operations to come to a halt. Your company will need to recover as quickly as possible to ensure continued services to clients and customers. Having your essential data backed up correctly and in verious forms, along with a plan for recovering from a system failure will get your business up and running quicker.
Business disasters can either be natural, technological, or man-made but without some sort of backup system it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your original data.
So, in saying this, let's take a look at the types of backup;
Firstly, what's the Right strategy for your business?
What data is critcal for your organisation to survive, operate, and thrive.
Identify & Implement
Test & Monitor
Before making our recommendations
On-Site or Off-Site
Onsite storage - this is storing important data on a local storage device, such as hard drives, DVDs, magnetic tapes, or CDs.
Advantages of Onsite storage Include;
→ Immediate access to data
→ Less expensive
→ Internet access not needed
However, in the event of a catastrophic event, onsite data storage can be destroyed. For example, if there is a fire in the building, the onsite servers can lose all the data that has been collected on them. In addition, onsite storage units can also be stolen, resulting in a loss of time, money, and data.
Examples of Onsite backup include:
Disk or Portable Drive Back-up
Offsite storage - this requires storing important data on a remote server, usually via the internet, although it can also be done via direct access.
Advantages of Offsite storage Include;
→ Access to data from any location, via internet
→ data will be safe in the event of something happening with your business
→ Data backup can be shared with a number of different remote location.
Just as onsite data backup has some disadvantages, the same holds true for offsite storage. For one thing, since the data is stored offsite or in the cloud, if your Internet connection goes down you won’t be able to access the Data or if don’t have good internet speeds accessing Data can be slow, this can impact with Data recovery.
An examples of Offsite backup is;
Cloud is a popular way of storing in a secure, offsite location and depending on your Cloud Solution the back-up can occur on either desk, tape or other new technologies such as SSD.
Basically there are two main ways to back-up your data, Onsite or Offsite (Cloud). Onsite storage means storing your data on a local storage device, such as hard drives, DVDs, magnetic tapes, or CD. Offsite storage requires storing important data on a remote server, usually via the internet, although it can be done via direct access.
When it comes to making a choice between onsite and offsite backup options, it is usually a matter of preference and internet speed. Some people prefer being able to monitor and keep track of their data. Others, however, choose offsite servers to store their data.
In order to have the most secure system with the lowest likelihood of data lost, we recommend that businesses adopt an onsite-offsite solution. By having onsite and offsite backups used in conjunction with each other, a problem in one side of the equation can offset by recovery from the other side.