The importance of backups for your company
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you lost all the data stored on your devices and had to start again from scratch? With a good routine backup strategy you’ll be able to deal with the situation, protecting your projects and data garnered from years of work.
What is meant by “backup”?
Backup is the process of making copies of all the data stored on your electronic devices, so that they can be fully recovered in the event of loss.
Types of backups
Learn about two types of backups and understand the differences between them:
- Full Backup: A full backup creates a complete copy of all the data stored on your devices. It is an extremely large backup and, consequently, takes a long time to do.
- Incremental backup: To perform an incremental backup you must already have a full backup with all of the system’s data, since incremental recordings check for modified data and will only copy the most recent documents. With this type of backup, copying is faster, but restoring the data will require the last full backup and all the incremental backups, which makes the process time-consuming.
What systems are used to store backups?
Each backup storage system requires a recovery time and a recovery target point, so no one system can be applied to all situations. Thus, the main devices used for backup are:
- External hard drives: This is a popular backup option for people who work at home due to their storage capacity and mobility. However, external hard drives can easily be lost or damaged
- NAS:This is the technology that brings together two or more SSDs and/or hard drives to store information. This equipment allows you to recover data even if one or more of the hard drives fail. To access this system, you need to enter user data and a password.
- Tape drives:These devices are a good option due to their durability and large storage capacity, but they are susceptible to physical damage caused by exposure to magnetic fields and the copy can take up to a day to complete.
- Cloud: The Cloud stores data on remote servers, which are usually managed by an external provider, allowing access to the data from anywhere with an internet connection and keeping the data safe from physical disasters.
Sisgarbe also advises the creation of an off-site backup, i.e. the creation of a backup that will be stored at an external location or storage outside the company, so as to be prepared in case something happens to the data stored internally.
Having a backup system safeguards your work and gives you the assurance that your work is protected.
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