No matter the situation, cyber event, hardware failure, or full blown cataclysmic disaster, you need a plan B.
A point in time that your business can go back to when everything else fails.
Once you have lost any of your critical information… it's too late to back it up!
The 7 mistakes business make with their data!
- Backing up your data manually—when it comes to humans we are inherently stupid. If you rely on someone to do something, the day they forget will be the day it fails
- Not putting a back up solution in place before the disaster hits—If you are in a situation where everything is going to custard then you do not want to be in the situation where everything is going wrong—let’s restore the data. On average it will take 3 test restores to ensure all data is protected.
- Not testing your backup regularly, monthly, quarterly and annually.– Testing the backup is important. Testing all of the backups is more important.
- Not checking that the daily back up has completed successfully—Most backup solutions have an emailed report stating if it is successful or failed. They need to be checked every time.
- Not working out what is important, non important and vital to the business and putting the correct back up solution around it—we all have a substantial amount of data on all of our systems. What is important? You decide!
- Not integrating the back up solution into Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) plans—Backup are just a part of a bigger requirement for Business resilience. DR and BC plans should explain to the non technical people what to do in the event of an issue.
- Relying on a single backup—Single backups are bad. Single backups connected to the device in the same location—really bad.
Backup are based on 7 principles:
Coverage—Your backups should cover all of your data, as well as OS, Apps. BareMetal and image backups are always good.
Frequency— Continuously is best but incremental from 15 minutes to 24 hours are standard.
Separation—Backups should be separate from the data as well as a copy off site.
History—There maybe a time where you have to go back a couple of months so retention is also important
Testing—make sure it will work in a situation like a disaster.
Security—The same security around the data should be applied to the backup.
Integrity—is the data correct or has it been changed. Another important component
Good reasons for CareMIT backup solution.
Þ Your data is located ONLY in Australia. One copy is located in Canberra and the second copy is located in another capital city. Only we have access to the server, information and the back up data.
Þ Your data is fully encrypted and we have absolutely no access to the information. The only thing that we see is the folder.
Þ The encryption component encrypts the data from your hard drive to our server using your encryption key and our algorithm. That includes all of the information traversing the internet.
Þ You will use a username and password as well as your encryption key to set up the account. You can recover your username and password but not your encryption key (store it in a safe place)
Þ If you use the image component of the back up solution you can restore a complete server in minimal time.
The 3-2-1 principle of data protection
Todays’ world is data driven and to protect that data there is a simple principle that can be applied to any information:
Have at least 3 copies of all data in different physical locations and media.
Keep those copies in at least 2 different formats
Always store at least one of those copies off site and out of band.
To avoid data loss, implement the 3-2-1 principle.
Care Managed IT Data backup solution
If you don't back up your critical business information, a disaster could strike at any time, causing you to lose all or most of it.
Ignoring that possibility, or forever putting off action, is not the responsible way to run a business. Once you have lost your critical information...it's too late to back it up!
Þ Fully Managed including checks of backups and restores
Þ 30 Day free Trial - just sign up and set it up yourself or we can help you if required via remote access.
Þ Initial Backups can be uploaded via Portable Hard Drive at additional cost
Þ Daily emails with understandable reports,
Þ Unlimited Backups and restores
Þ Log Monitoring for errors and failed backups
Þ Automated Scheduled Backups
Þ Securely encrypted in storage and in transit —the only people who can access the data is you
Þ Unlimited email and phone support
Þ Database and Exchange backups included
Þ Microsoft, Linux and Apple platforms are supported
Your off site backup is priced for the small and medium business and non-profit organisation marketplace.
Your monthly investment is commonly between $39 and $199 per month and depends on the volume you use and the services to which you subscribe.
All data from free accounts will be deleted from the system if not changed to a paying account by 30 days.