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Backup & Recovery...how robust is your routine?

Whilst a lot of businesses are quieter than usual right now, it's a great time to have a think about whether your backup routine is as robust as it could be. Everyone knows the importance of a good backup routine. Get it right and you decrease downtime, minimize data loss and reduce disruption should something go wrong.


This article covers when your day to day critical data is on premise.

The 3-2-1 rule is a best practice for backup and recovery. It means that when you build your backup and recovery strategy you should: 3. Keep at least three copies of your data That includes the original copy (on a server or computer for example) and at least two backups. 2. Keep the backed-up data on two different storage types The chances of having two losses of the same storage type are much higher than for two completely different types of storage. Therefore, if you have data stored on an internal hard drive, make sure you have a secondary storage type, such as external or removable storage, or the cloud. 1. Keep at least one copy of the data offsite Even if you have two copies on two separate storage types but both are stored onsite, a local disaster could wipe out both of them. Keep a third copy in an offsite location, like the cloud.


Whilst it's quieter than normal we've pulled forward routine backup restore tests for our managed support customers, and continue to offer Backup & Recovery assessments for free for new and existing customers. Have a chat with us if you'd like some help or advice.

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