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Data durability


22/02/11

By www.mozy.co.uk

Ever searched backwards and forwards through your inbox to try and find an email that you know was there, only to give up and accept that it’s gone? Imagine if that happened to all your emails. Imagine if it happened to every document on your computer; or every document on all your computers!

60 per cent of businesses would close if they lost their data for more than 48 hours, so, to help make sure that it never happens to you, here are some tips to avoid losing your critical data from Mozy, the world’s most trusted provider...

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...of online backup services:

1)Make a copy of everything that’s important to you. This is just common sense, it’s like having a spare set of keys.

2)Make another copy of everything that’s important to you. CDs get lost, drives fail and anything could happen to your first copy. Unless your data exists in three places, it might not exist at all.

3)Store at least one copy of your data offsite. Keeping all the copies of your files in the same place is like putting all your eggs in one basket.

4)Make sure your backups are current. A copy of your customer database from last month isn’t going to include your latest leads. Back up daily at the very least.

5)Back up all the data that’s important. If you’re only backing up the server, but everyone saves their documents to the drives in their laptops, then valuable business information is at risk

6)Automate your backups. It’s easy for backups to fall off the bottom of a to-do list so don’t risk it — find a solution that will provide regular and automated backups.

7)Sort the wheat from the chaff. Most of us have both important business documents and valueless personal files living side... continued on page two >

 

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