Hard Drive Backup

If You Aren’t Backing Up Your Data, You Should Be

Every week 140,000 hard drives crash in the United States and companies that aren’t able to resume operations within ten days (of a disaster hit) are not likely to survive.  It’s not a question of IF you are going to lose your data, but WHEN.  A Simple Drive Recovery Can Cost Upwards of $7,500 and success is NOT guaranteed.  Having a good backup routine is your best option.

Data Loss Comes In Many Forms

Most users think that they only lose their data if their hard drive crashes and becomes unreadable.  While this may be the most common way to fall victim to a data loss, it is certainly not the only way.  Something as simple as accidentally deleting a file, and then going about your regular daily routine, could overwrite the sectors that file was using and make a successful recovery impossible.

Hackers are now using Ransomware attacks to hold your data hostage by encrypting your files and charging THOUSANDS of dollars for them to give you the encryption key.  These ransoms are usually paid in untraceable currencies that you could not get back even if you tried, and their cooperation in giving you the encryption key is not guaranteed.

Recovering from a Good Backup is Almost Certainly Guaranteed

Taking a proactive approach by having a disaster recovery plan could save you thousands in potential recovery costs when a crash does occur.  Backing up your data, and testing it on a regular basis, almost certainly guarantees that when you have an issue that involves a recovery you will come out of it unscathed.  At most, the amount of data you will lose is anything you have added or created within the past 12-24 hours.   Recreating that data is usually a lot less expensive than paying a ransom or a data recovery process that may or may not bring your data back.  If your data is mission critical we can adjust your backup routine to happen more frequently so your loss window is even smaller.

It’s Never Too Late to Implement a Backup Routine!

If you are unsure of whether or not your company is backing up all of it’s data, or if you would like an audit of your current routine to make sure you are using the best backup technologies available to you, schedule a consult and we will be happy to assist you with a review of your disaster recovery plan.  We offer both on- and off-site backup solutions so we can tailor a solution that is just right for you.

See Also:

Having Multiple Offices Can Be Beneficial to Your Backup Plan
Understanding Backup Types
Off-Site Backup