Having Data Backup saves you time, money and embarrassment, and Disaster Recovery saves your business from unforeseen disasters – if your backup solution is working.
One of the most common problems we find auditing new client sites is backup systems that don’t work. This is why it’s not having backup that matters – it’s being able to recover data when original files get accidentally deleted, lost through equipment failure, file corruption or theft, or destroyed by a disgruntled employee. True security comes when you save your data to three locations. Save a copy of your work on the device your use, a second copy to your onsite backup solution and a third copy to secure data storage offsite.
Disaster recovery backs up your systems and files. Your office could be obliterated tomorrow but all you need to keep your business or Practice operating is a device on which to download your saved systems and files.
Always check your backup is working by asking your IT Provider or internal team to do a live restore of a selection of older files. As a suggestion, ask to see a restore of an older Word or Excel file you haven’t edited in 3 months, or ask them to show you a restore of a month-old file from cloud or third-party apps, such as QuickBooks. If they can’t give you a live restore, or give excuses, please call one of our engineers now for advice.