September 16, 2019 Stewart Marshall

DATA IS THE NEW GOLD

Your business is dependent on its electronic data

And if it isn’t yet, it will be soon

And that means your organisation is just one failed backup strategy away from oblivion

A tad dramatic?

Probably, but it’s also true!

And given the stories I hear, it’s a point worth making

Backup tapes stored in the boss’ desk drawer for safety

Or a manufacturer running for a whole year with an automated back up that failed every night

And no one checked!

And a large percentage of businesses that never test their backups because, well, you know, she’ll be right

This is the ‘Schrödinger’s Backup’ approach

It says, ‘The condition of any backup is unknown until a restore is attempted’

Now what was that about assumption being the mother of all something or other?

Anyway, whether the world is out to get you or not, you really need to…

DO YOUR BACKUPS

FOLLOW THE 3-2-1 RULE

CHECK THEY WORKED

ENSURE YOU CAN RESTORE FROM THEM

Do these properly, and you’ll have a fighting chance of bouncing back should the worst come to the worst

Get it wrong and you might be fighting for survival

You can read more about backups in my latest article for SmallVille

There’s a link in the comments

Now, be honest, are your getting you backups right?


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