byAlma Abell

Data backup is an important part of every organization’s operations. Every company has data files and information that is not immediately useful for the day to day operations of the company. However, such data might still be useful for reference or planning, so getting rid of it completely can be costly to the company. Keeping it within the system also results in a crowded and slow system. Backup therefore remains the only viable option.

Every company produces some sort of data, which, when critically thought about, is the most valuable company resource. The data can be the company end product, information required to produce the company end product or information that is required to facilitate the provision of services to the company. Either way, losing such information is essentially losing the very core of the company. A good backup requires the following;

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Developing standards

Every backup process must follow some sort of organization. With a good system, users always know where every file belongs. It will also save valuable time when one needs to retrieve and restore lost data.

Choosing the files

Backup is not just about the actual storage. You simply cannot back up every office document in Houston, Texas. There must be a system for choosing which document to archive and which one to keep in the system. After organizing files, determine which ones you cannot live without and have them stored away.

Access and security

The key to efficient backup is striking the perfect balance between access and security. The most ideal system should have a local system and an offsite location. All the important files should be kept in locally as this allows for easy retrieval and control. However, it is important to have a copy of your files in a different location. With such a system, you will enjoy the benefit of redundancy and safety in case of a catastrophe. In case the local backup fails because of such issues as hardware failure or data degradation, you will be safe. If the office catches fire or the hardware is destroyed by weather elements, then the offsite backup will come in handy.

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