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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