Data Backup Vital

Where is your computer data backup? If you have it on-site, it’s gone if you have a fire. If you store your last backup off-site, will it work?

When was the last backup run? What data would be lost if you had to use your latest copy?

Test your system right now – have your computer person go get the backup and see if you can retrieve data. What shape you would be in if you really have a catastrophe?

In my work for clients I have seen countless examples of failures in the backup plans. Procedures and systems evolve and are changed over time – not always for the best. The failure of your computer system is a real possibility. Having current copies of your data is vital to your survival should a disaster occur.

Test and audit your data backup systems regularly.