The Importance of Data Backup
You need to protect your business data. Data backup and data recovery are important parts of running a business. Business owners realize three things quickly: all computer systems crash; all humans error; and disasters happen when least expected or are least prepared for them. A business can be more prepared with having data backup systems in place. These data backup systems are accomplished by either by using an offsite server or using separate drives to store massive amounts of information. Without these data backup systems in place, data recovery becomes a perilous situation where many businesses lose information when the worst happens.
Offsite servers are useful for data recovery as they provide massive amounts of storage for nominal prices especially when comparing the hassle it saves in the event of an information disaster. Having a safe place to put information off of the main business server can prove to be more relieving action in the long run. Data recovery is usually painless. In the rare case where these offsite servers crash usually the offsite servers have backed up the information further onto their own drives. To use an offsite server to protect your business data is one of the more effective methods to keep information safe.
Another effective data backup system is to invest in independent storage drives. Terabyte drives are relatively inexpensive if purchased from discount stores or from high volume stores. Data recovery is easy from these drives as they are basically plug and play. Multiple storage volumes are available from half a terabyte, one terabyte, two terabytes and for the big spenders three or more terabyte drives. Depending on the kinds of data necessary to keep the business running a daily data backup may be necessary. If the data is financial this is almost a certainty. These external drives are invaluable in the need to protect your business data.
Both offsite storage and external drive storage are potential necessities. Which is better is entirely determined upon the business being run. Data backup and data recovery work basically the same way. The real consideration is whether the data storage is needed to be long term or short term and if the short term will cost more than the long term. For offsite storage it is likely to provide more storage, but for recurring payments. For external drive storage it is a one time charge (unless the drive somehow crashes). In the end it is up to you to protect your business data.
We can help you with your questions about which solution is best suited for you. Talk to your Regional Manager or call us today at 800.676.2424.