Company data is the lifeblood of all businesses and loss of that data can have serious implications for a business. With the increase in ransomware attacks and encryption Trojans, the need for a reliable backup is an essential part of any business security strategy.
The question is, is it part of your strategy? If a problem should arise in your datacentre that will impact on your business performance, are you able to restore operations to where they were before the problem occurred? And if you have a backup strategy, or recovery plans in place, are you confident that your last backup can be successfully restored?
One backup is a good start, but not nearly enough for a comprehensive data protection plan. More often than not, the first, or only backup is stored in the same physical location as the primary data. Consider a crisis in your datacentre, such as a fire or power failure. If all your data is onsite, your business would be unable to restore and continue business as usual.
Ensure your data is kept safe in almost any failure scenario with the 3-2-1 Backup Rule.
Your 3-2-1 Backup Checklist:
- Keep 3 copies of your data (1 primary copy and 2 backup copies).
- Store 2 backup copies on different storage media, like a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, tape drive or local drive, etc.
- Store 1 one copy offsite, for example in the Cloud.
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