Your data is vital to your business; protect it by backing up daily with these safety procedures in place.
- Regularly review your backup logs
- Check the management window every backup
- Have spare backup media on hand
- Perform regular backup media maintenance
- Move backup copies offsite and store in a secure location
If your existing backup system is beginning to show its age, then perhaps now is a good time to evaluate other options that were not available previously. For years, backing up to tape was the most reliable, cost effective, and widely used method for companies of all sizes. The cost of hard disk based storage has rapidly decreased in recent years. Therefore, disk based backups are now a more cost effective and efficient means for data backup and preferred over the older tape based systems.
Online backup service providers are a very convenient way to back up your data securely offsite without the worry of rotating tape schedules and lost or stolen tapes. If your business currently utilizes server virtualization technology, you may want to consider looking into replicating your servers offsite to a standby location. Offsite servers can then be quickly utilized to recover from problems ranging from minor data corruption to the destruction of your primary virtual environment.