Backup And Recovery
When disaster strikes, whether physical or virtual, having a data backup and recovery system can mean the difference between inconvenience and catastrophe. Backup and recovery is just one part of a disaster recovery plan IT professionals should have in place to mitigate losses.
Who Needs a Back Up and Recovery System?
If you're providing IT support for your company, you need to have a backup and recovery system in place to protect your company's data.
Data backup refers to making a copy of computer data and storing it on a server. This storage can be on a local physical server or online in cloud storage.
Data recovery refers to the retrieval of data after some disaster strikes the servers where your data is stored. In the case of data loss or corruption, the backed-up data can be accessed and restored.
How Common Is Data Loss?
Data loss is more common than you may think. What are some of the events that can cause data loss or corruption?
- Accidentally deleting the wrong files or overwriting the wrong parts.
- Viruses and malware that can steal or corrupt business data.
- Mechanical hard drive damage. Hard drives are fragile and can be broken easily.
- Power failures will cause you to lose data if you have not saved or backed up your files.
- Natural disasters — like floods and fires — can damage and destroy your hardware.
IT Disaster Recovery Plan
Data backup and recovery is just one crucial element of a disaster recovery plan. Other recovery strategies should be developed to recover from the loss of one or more of the following system components:
- Computer room environment
- Data and restoration
- Service provider connectivity
Disaster recovery plans will vary from business to business depending on the size and type of industry. These guidelines can help you to begin developing a disaster recovery plan including strategies for data backup and recovery.
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