Because data is the heart of the enterprise, it’s crucial for you to protect it.
And to protect your organization’s data, you need to implement a backup and recovery plan. Backing up files can protect against accidental loss of user data, database corruption, hardware failures, and even natural disasters.
Creating a Backup and Recovery Plan
Data backup is an insurance plan. Important files are accidentally deleted all the time. Mission-critical files can become corrupt. Natural disasters can leave your office in ruin. With a solid backup and recovery plan, you can recover from any of these. Without one, you’re left with nothing to fall back on.
Figuring Out a Backup Plan
It takes time to create and implement a backup and recovery plan. You’ll need to figure out what data needs to be backed up, how often the data should be backed up, and more. To help you create a plan, consider the following:
- How important is the data on your systems?
- What type of information does the data contain?
- How often does the data change?
- How quickly do you need to recover the data?
- Do you have the equipment to perform backups?
- Who will be responsible for the backup and recovery plan?
- What is the best time to schedule backups?
- Do you need to store backups off-site?