Your data is your livelihood and that’s why you need to keep it secure and backed up. There are many ways you can back up your data and servers; you can backup to a USB drive, network attached storage (NAS) or to the cloud but is only one of them enough or do you need more? In order to ensure your data or server are easily recovered in a timely manner there are steps and backup standards to follow. Don’t get me wrong, cloud backups are good but recovering a large amount of data will be difficult and that’s why the best disaster recovery plans include an onsite backup, an offsite site backup (offsite drives) and backing up to the cloud doesn’t hurt (to download in the very rare event that both onsite and offsite backup drives fail).
Having back ups setup is the first step of protecting your data, the second is periodically testing the backups by restoring files or even testing a full server recovery.
Here at CompuFix we have a combination of onsite, offsite and cloud (if needed). Onsite backups can still be affected by environmental factors like a water leak or even a fire and that’s why we use ioSafe fireproof and waterproof NAS devices for onsite storage. Server backups need to be done regularly and for that you need to design a proper Disaster Recovery Plan and ensure it is ready for when you need it.
Disaster Recovery Plan Templates are good but customizing them to meet your unique needs is very critical so trust CompuFix with designing your disaster recovery plan.