Data backup is the result of copying or archiving files and folders for the purpose of being able to restore them in case of data loss.Data loss can be caused by many things ranging from computer viruses to hardware failures to file corruption to fire, flood, or theft (etc).If you are responsible for business data, a loss may involve critical financial, customer, and company data.If the data is on a personal computer, you could lose financial data and other key files, pictures, music, etc that would be hard to replace.
Types of backup plan
Back up to multiple offsite locations, such as other computers in your network of friends and family, keeping your files safe from disaster at any one location.
This is backup done at an external location, well set up and managed for data back up.
Done on disks i.e in you PC, cd’s or flash.
Why should I backup data?
- People are not infallible. They make mistakes, and actually, they make them quite often. Emails containing viruses are accidentally opened every day and important files are often mistakenly deleted.
Audits, Taxes, and Archives
- Many, if not most, businesses are required to keep business records for an extended period either for tax purposes or because of various regulations— you might just need to look at what was going on a few years ago.
- In the untimely event of a disaster, the first business to get back up and running is in a unique situation to gather up all the business of those that aren’t back on their feet.
- A 2007 University of Texas study showed that 43 percent of businesses that suffer major data loss never reopen. A large percentage of these companies end up closing their doors for good within two years of a major data loss, and even large data loss scenarios aren’t always the result of a disaster.
Doing Work Twice
- The first rule of doing work is “do it right the first time.” If you suffer a minor failure and don’t have backups, you may be able to recover certain things, but you never know what those “certain things” will be.