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Importance of Backup and Data Recovery in Case of Data Loss

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The backup is highly valued by those who have lost information or been infected by some type of virus (malicious code) that encrypts files from your computer or server and completely blocks your access to it).

Let’s imagine the following scenario: 5 years of activities for all departments of your company. Installed and configured systems, database, customer registries, suppliers and general files where these activities required many efforts to keep complete and always up to date. One day the servers or computers suffer some kind of disaster, making it very difficult to reconfigure everything and start from scratch, and in some cases, it becomes unfeasible to start from scratch because of the effort of all the labor mentioned previously – are 5 years lost! In this simple case, the backup makes your IT staff keep your company data intact and secure, ensuring the reversal of the disaster you have suffered in your IT environment.

In case, you have not backup at all or backup of some months, you must try to hire professional data Recovery Company to get back your business data.

Why keep your backups up-to-date every day without knowing when the problem will happen?

Below, there are most common problems for us to think about together.

  • Technical problems: Operating system failures or physical failures;
  • Viruses: Attack programs or systems over the internet;
  • Human failure: Someone can accidentally delete files (this happens a lot);
  • Natural disasters: Fall of energy, peaks, rays among others;
  • Force majeure: Accidents, theft / loss;

These are the key variables we can consider to adopt an efficient backup system. Of course only backup is often not enough, you have to understand that Information Security goes beyond backup. But let’s stick in the backup that can already help every small and medium business.

Finally, Backup’s goal is to make secure data copies that will be used in a possible future restore.

So how do you set up efficient backups?

Take your notebook or notepad and let’s go there.

  • Make efforts to centralize data.
  • Hire a reliable backup tool, bet on tools that provide documentation.
  • Create daily rules! Run always at dawn, so you do not overload your network during production hours.
  • Create tasks to compress your backup files and encrypt.
  • Eliminate risk, invest in storage and make full backups.
  • Validate the permissions of the user responsible for executing the backup routine in each directory. Organize group-based access permissions, this simplifies management and maintenance.
Donald Phillips

The author Donald Phillips