Be Ready to Recover

Your data is important. 70% of companies go out of business after a major data loss.  There are many ways to lose your data and one way to keep it safe. You must keep multiple copies. An ideal backup system will include a backup at your location as well as offsite data backups. Without offsite backups you are susceptible to fire, floor, theft, and more.
There are 3 critical steps in your backup system.

  • Daily Offsite Backups – Backing up onsite is just not enough.
  • Periodically Test your Restore Process – Backups are only good if you know they will restore the info you need
  • Document Your Backup System – Backups are no good unless you know what to do when you need them.

Prevent Costly Downtime

The second most important concern in disaster prevention is reduction of downtime. You need your servers, client information, email and more to work. Downtime in these systems can be very costly to your company. With the right systems in place ahead of time, most downtime can be significantly reduced, or eliminated altogether.
We recommend two backup solutions:

  • Fault Tolerance – Reduce downtime from hard drive failure by implementing a ‘mirrored drive’ on your mission critical computers. A mirror is an exact duplicate of your hard drive. IF one hard drive fails, the other takes over until the first can be replaced. This results in no downtime for your most important systems.
  • Install UPS – An Uninteruptable Power Supply performs two functions. They act as a battery backup extending power to your computer in the event of a power outage. They also ‘condition’ the power coming into your computer, regulating the electricity and preventing power supply burnouts.
  • Establish Security Procedures – Putting locks on your server room or creating a coherent password policy with complexity requirements can go a long way to preventing unauthorized access of your data. Unauthorized access oftentimes leads to accidental loss or even theft.