May 2015 – Backup, backup backup

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In the last month or so, we’ve had a flood of client server failures, which has led to some very busy technicians.

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In all cases, we were able to put the pieces back together happily because each of these clients had a reliable, tested, backup solution in place.
Without a backup, any one of these jobs could have ended very poorly.

Remember you should always backup your computer. Even if it’s only once a week.
If you’re a business, you should investigate automated, offline, offsite, and incremental backups, and make sure they are tested regularly.

It’s a good idea to make your own risk assessment about what level of risk you find acceptable, and how much data you are prepared to loose given a disaster. Then, design (or have someone design for you) your back up system accordingly.

For those of you who would like to read a little bit more about backups, you can have look at our previous articles:
Article #1
Article #2

If you are at all unsure about your backup, please get in touch with us for assistance