The importance of implementing a comprehensive Data Backup Plan
In this day and age, we rely heavily on our data. Documents, Photos, Tax Information, Music, and the list goes on…
Ask yourself where you would be if you awoke tomorrow morning and all your data was gone?
I am guessing it would not be a good day… So what I’m suggesting here is that you get started with a solid backup plan
so that you are prepared for the data loss eventuality and can avoid that headache altogether.
The 3-2-1 rule
What is the 3-2-1 rule? The 3-2-1 rule is an industry-standard best practices strategy for data backup and recovery.
3) Keep at least three copies of your data.
An original copy (on your computer) and at least two external data backups.
2) Keep your data backup on at least two different types of media.
If your original files are stored on your computer, then you will want to have another copy of your data backup on an external
Hard Drive, SSD Drive, USB Flash Drive, or other removable media.
1) Keep at least one of your data backups offsite.
So now you have your original files, on your computer, a second data backup on an external drive and that’s a good start
but it doesn’t prevent data loss in the case of Fire, Theft, Disaster, or Ransomeware… This is where offsite data backup,
or what’s commonly known as Cloud Storage comes into play.
Cloud Storage is a reasonably priced and secure when configured correctly, offsite data backup solution.
There are a number of Cloud Storage providers out there but the two I recommend are Backblaze and Carbonite
and you can find a link to both of them under my Computer Backup Plans Page.
I hope this information has been helpful and of course, If you need assistance setting any of this up, I am allways here to help.