World Backup Day is March 31st! This doesn’t relate to backing up your vehicle, but backing up your data equipment. So the question is: Do you have a backup plan? If so, how long has it been since you have checked your data backup? Data is something that is taken for granted up to the moment you don’t have it. Business is driven by computers and the data that they have, thus the importance of backing up that data. But keep in mind the needs of your business whether you do onsite, offsite or both.
What is a backup?
A backup is a copy of specific files such as documents, spreadsheets, emails and pictures. An entire hard drive can even be backed up.
Where can you backup to?
You can backup to either a second drive on your PC, an external drive or to a server. Depending on the data, you can even backup to the cloud. It is recommended that you save your backups to an offsite location. Some people put their backup drive in a safety deposit box at a bank or in a fireproof safe at their house.
How frequently should data be backed up?
Backups can be done daily, weekly, monthly and drives can be swapped every day, week or month depending on how critical the data is.