Contact us today!

FRS Pros Blog

4 Strategies to Improving Your Backups

4 Strategies to Improving Your Backups

How does your business leverage data backup? Depending on the way your business functions and your specific needs, your data backup solution will vary from other organizations in your industry. Yet, one thing is absolutely certain, and it’s that your organization can’t afford to not implement some type of data backup system. In the event of a data loss scenario, you won’t want to be left wondering if you could have prevented it with a little proactive action.

Here are four topics that you will want to consider when designing and implementing a data backup system.

Know What Data You’re Backing Up
The biggest question that you will have to ask yourself is how much of your data you’re going to back up. Of course, the answer should always be “as much as possible.” Having said that, any legal obligations you have for specific compliance regulations must be prioritized, as left unchecked they could cost your business even more in lost revenue as you may be subject to fines and other expenses.

Ensure Adequate Security Practices
One of the most dangerous backup security practices is to keep them stored on an in-house infrastructure that’s vulnerable to being compromised by external threats. If a hacker can infiltrate your network, it’s likely that they can also infiltrate any unprotected data backups that you have in place. While it’s helpful to have an on-site backup that can be used in the heat of the moment, it’s more effective to keep your backups stored in an off-site data center that is encrypted and protected properly.

Know Where Backups Are Stored
One of the most critical parts of data backup is where you’re storing your backups. While it’s convenient to store them on-site, you risk damages to them. We recommend that you follow the 1-2-3 data backup rule. You keep three copies of your data in total--one on-site for easy access, and two off-site, either in a secure off-site data center or in the cloud. Remember, the best failsafe for your business’ data infrastructure is to have copies of it somewhere where they can reliably be restored.

Test the Reliability of Your Systems
Speaking of reliability, your backup systems are useless if they don’t work as intended. The last thing you want is to experience a data loss incident and then fail to restore your data when it’s needed most. You should frequently test your business’ backups so that you can be confident that they work as intended. Otherwise, you’re simply flirting with disaster, at the mercy of what boils down to luck and hope.

FRS Pros can equip you with a Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution that is designed to take frequent backups and store them in safe and secure off-site environment for rapid recovery in a moment’s notice. To find out how you can take advantage of this great solution, give us a call at 561-795-2000.

Is True Wireless Charging Around the Corner?
Tech Term: Hard Drive


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Sunday, October 21 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!


Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Internet Privacy Network Security Google Tech Term Business Management Business Computing Cloud Software User Tips Hackers Hardware Malware Browser Computer Efficiency Windows Microsoft Cybersecurity Mobile Devices Data Backup Hosted Solutions Smartphone Innovation Cybercrime Apps Productivity Windows 10 Data Recovery Data Security IT Services Operating System Outsourced IT Internet of Things Smartphones Android Ransomware Backup Mobile Device Management Vulnerability Business Continuity Upgrade Phishing VoIP IT Support Data Business Money Office 365 Alert Email Law Enforcement IT Support Collaboration Saving Money Network Chrome Server Microsoft Office Managed IT Services Best Practice Communications Disaster Recovery App Cloud Computing Spam Small Business Employer-Employee Relationship Router Windows 10 Applications Google Drive Computers Virtualization Blockchain Two-factor Authentication Information Managed Service Provider Telephone Systems Managed IT Tech Support Information Technology Gadgets Passwords Unsupported Software Automation The Internet of Things Social Media Password Wi-Fi VPN iPhone Wireless Charging Google Docs Project Management Update Patch Management Hacking Devices SaaS Politics Facebook Shortcut Proactive IT Workplace Tips Gmail Data Breach BDR Quick Tips Touchscreen Data Storage Save Money Hosted Solution WiFi Avoiding Downtime Travel Mobile Device OneNote Users Budget Excel Managed Service Fraud Wireless Technology Application Audit Communication Data Management Data Protection Artificial Intelligence Mobile Security Safety Bring Your Own Device Government User Error Productivity Cost Management Holiday Managed IT Services Google Assistant Sports Networking Risk Management Augmented Reality Robot Cortana WannaCry Commerce Miscellaneous Internet Exlporer Word Device Security Value Conferencing Data Theft IT Solutions Adobe Workers Identity Theft Data Privacy Windows 7 Legislation Language Webinar Amazon Business Technology Reputation Uninterrupted Power Supply Consultant Gamification Software as a Service History Windows Ink Remote Monitoring Data storage Gifts Computing Licensing Updates Vendor Management Hard Drive Display Remote Computing Health Comparison IT solutions Virtual Assistant Outlook Scam Testing Microsoft Excel IT budget Memory Bandwidth Wireless DDoS Google Maps Spyware Computer Forensics Settings Files Credit Cards App store iOS WIndows Server 2008 Mobility Recovery Microsoft Word Samsung Chromebook Co-Managed Services Search Disaster Specifications Virus Windows 10s HBO Alexa for Business Computer Care Nanotechnology Camera Transportation File Sharing Screen Mirroring Financial Laptop Private Cloud Apple Legal Unified Threat Management Management Administrator Tablets Maintenance Antivirus Meetings Printing Telephone Sales Proactive Encryption Solid State Drive Streaming Media Sync Evernote Root Cause Analysis Projects Going Green Social Lithium-ion battery Storage Social Engineering Emails Cast Touchpad Computer Fan Vendor Edge Upgrades PowerPoint FAQ Access NFL eWaste Hyperlink Retail Websites Hard Disk Drive IT Management Humor Chromecast Identity Identities Marketing Emergency BYOD Hybrid Cloud Point of Sale Employee-Employer Relationship Telephony Data Loss Ciminal Wireless Internet Charger Personal Information Entertainment Cache Wasting Time Keyboard Regulation Black Market Cleaning Training Automobile Monitors Office Big Data PDF Mobile Computing Twitter Accessory Managing Stress Television CrashOverride USB Worker Company Culture How To Books Text Messaging Video Games Experience Peripheral Education Hiring/Firing Work/Life Balance Virtual Reality es Crowdsourcing Employer Employee Relationship Current Events Electronic Medical Records Office tips Phone System Advertising Benefits Save Time Computer Accessories Smart Technology Thank You Flexibility Music Battery HaaS End of Support Instant Messaging Hacker Compliance Printers Relocation Congratulations Scalability Analytics