All of us have, or will, suffer through a hard drive failure. Statistics show that up to 20% of computers will suffer from a drive failure in a given year. That is scary enough by itself. But what happens if you don’t have a current backup process in place for your data? Sometimes an IT provider can recover the data from the failing drive. This is dangerous, as data can be corrupted or simply not recoverable. Sometimes the drive can be sent to a data recovery facility but that process can cost thousands of dollars and has no guarantee of success. As a business owner, you are risking financial loss, downtime, and compliance infractions by not managing a very manageable situation.
But there is good news in this message as well. There is a solution to help reduce downtime and anxiety over these concerns. The solution is to have a solid backup plan in place. This can be accomplished with the following three pronged approach:
Centralized Redundant Storage: All important data is stored on a server or other device with redundant drives.
Properly configured Off Site backup. This is most easily accomplished by using a cloud backup solution set to back up your important data daily.
Continuous monitoring of consistent backups. This is done through daily emails providing the status of each backup that has completed, had a warning or failed. This is a task that can be completed by you, your staff, or a third party (StarNet Technologies 😊).
If the thought of losing your data keeps you up at night or you’re not sure what your current backup situation is, contact us and we will be happy to take a look. We offer the best price in town to keep your data safe and secure.
and we will take good care of you!