XFER has been serving Michigan since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The Best Way to Approach Data Backup

The Best Way to Approach Data Backup

All businesses hope that they’ll never have to use their data backup and disaster recovery plan, but the point stands that each business should have one, just in case of a worst-case scenario. For a small business with a limited budget, the prospect of investing in a solution they might never need is daunting. To help you get started, we’ve put together a couple of basic backup practices that you should keep in mind for your business.

Back Up As Much Data as Possible
If you’re wondering what data your organization should prioritize, the correct answer is all of it. Data is invaluable in the business world, and even if you think you can make do without some of it, chances are that you can’t guarantee it won’t be useful somewhere down the road. You should never accept data loss of any kind. Tape backup systems tend to take complete backups, but they often can only be performed once a day, making it difficult to take and deploy them adequately without running the risk of either operational inefficiency or losing at least some data from the past 24 hours. We recommend a cloud-hosted backup system that takes snapshots of data that has been changed recently, guaranteeing that all files are kept as up-to-date as possible.

Take Backups as Frequently as Possible
In the event your organization suffers from a disaster, you want to make sure that your backups are as recent as possible. This is to make sure that you lose as little progress as possible when disasters do happen. Imagine finding out that the only data backup you’ve taken was last month. This is why we recommend that your organization take backups as often as every fifteen minutes, guaranteeing that you’ll lose minimal data.

Restore as Quickly as Possible
Let’s imagine that your organization is struck by a disaster. To get back in the game following such an incident, you have to restore your data. However, if you don’t have an infrastructure or device put in place to get this happening as soon as possible, you start to suffer from downtime. This is any time that your organization isn’t functioning as intended, so it should include situations where your technology is failing, your employees can’t work, and your organization can’t take care of customers, among anything else that your business is responsible for. It quickly becomes clear that one of the biggest causes for businesses failing following a disaster is the crippling costs of downtime.

Notice a trend here? Time is of the essence when disaster strikes your organization, and the faster you can get back in action following a disaster, the less money you’ll waste on downtime. The traditional data backup solution isn’t as helpful in this regard as a hosted BDR solution from XFER. Our BDR device can rapidly restore data directly to itself so that your organization can keep chugging along in the face of adversity.

Know Your Tech: Social Media
A.I. Is Starting to Move Businesses Forward


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, September 20 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Technology Tip of the Week Privacy Microsoft Internet Cloud Best Practices Saving Money Backup Software Workplace Tips Managed Service Provider Business Computing Small Business Hackers Data Hosted Solutions Productivity Google Hardware Mobile Devices Mobile Office VoIP Email Gadgets Quick Tips Malware Network Security IT Support Efficiency Network Innovation Social Media Business Management IT Services Miscellaneous Business Continuity Smartphones Server Upgrade Business Virtualization Windows Disaster Recovery Communication Microsoft Office Managed IT Services Users Computer Communications Passwords User Tips Mobile Device Management Data Backup Android Browser Save Money Marketing Smartphone WiFi Holiday Alert Ransomware Data Recovery Mobile Computing Tech Term Vendor Management Cybercrime Outsourced IT Windows 10 Operating System Internet of Things Remote Monitoring Bring Your Own Device Apple BDR BYOD Cloud Computing Information Technology Avoiding Downtime Computers Chrome Big Data Remote Computing Best Practice History IT Solutions Automation The Internet of Things Router Artificial Intelligence Telephone Systems Going Green Firewall VPN Current Events Phone System Collaboration Hacking Wireless Technology Social Engineering Trending IT Consultant Employer-Employee Relationship Cybersecurity Facebook Spam Application Health Bandwidth Lithium-ion Battery Excel Managed IT Services App Printer Office Money Budget Proactive IT Maintenance Windows 8 Content Filtering Networking How To Two-factor Authentication Unified Threat Management Applications Mobility Business Managament Recovery Business Intelligence Fax Server iPhone Hard Drives Training Mouse Managed IT Analytics Website Data Protection Gmail Apps Private Cloud Redundancy User Error Value Law Enforcement Sports Office 365 Humor PowerPoint Data Security Outlook Tutorials Virus Phishing Windows 10 Customer Relationship Management Antivirus Saving Time Google Drive IT Support Save Time Inbound Marketing Vulnerability Tech Support Office Tips Downtime Analysis File Sharing Memory Administration Compliance Conferencing Flexibility Blockchain Mobile Device Entertainment Social Networking Connectivity Word Digital Payment Data Management Computer Repair Tablet Settings Search Retail Identity Theft Twitter Encryption Document Management Productivity Streaming Media Risk Management Network Congestion IT Management CES Data storage Running Cable USB Machine Learning IT Plan Augmented Reality Intranet OneNote Social Robot Wearable Technology Information Data Storage eWaste Content Management Internet Exlporer Infrastructure Touchscreen PDF Unsupported Software Safety Wi-Fi Work/Life Balance Best Available Data Breach Paperless Office HaaS End of Support Scam Managed Service Government Update Bluetooth YouTube Meetings People Workers Samsung Video Surveillance Comparison Instant Messaging Windows 7 DDoS Environment Virtual Assistant Online Currency Data loss Human Resources Solid State Drive Black Market Point of Sale Piracy Recycling IBM Biometrics Administrator IT service Education Spam Blocking Leadership Wireless Physical Security Statistics Hacker Cleaning Password Credit Cards Access Control Computer Accessories Public Cloud Webinar Servers Skype SaaS Programming Smart Tech Fraud Company Culture Charger Cast Content Filter SharePoint Law Firm IT Help Desk Science Alerts Cryptocurrency Shadow IT Frequently Asked Questions Authentication MSP Professional Services Google Apps HIPAA Hybrid Cloud Workforce Hiring/Firing Touchpad Flash Fiber-Optic LinkedIn Text Messaging Smart Office IaaS Computing Infrastructure Lifestyle Entrepreneur Insurance Tip of the week Amazon Net Neutrality Computer Care Gaming Console Storage Relocation Software as a Service Hosted Solution Tablets Work Station Safe Mode Legal Virtual Desktop Nanotechnology Remote Worker Monitor Tools Keyboard Hiring/Firing HVAC Telecommuting Windows 8.1 Update Windows Media Player Sync Cables Display Audit Cost Management Practices Windows Server 2008 Amazon Web Services Macro Addiction Debate Netflix Upgrades Analyitcs Accountants Business Technology Co-managed IT Root Cause Analysis Customer Service Wiring Reputation Password Manager Enterprise Content Management Software Tips Remote Work Telephony Unified Communications Supercomputer Consultant Students Internet exploMicrosoft Computer Fan Hosted Computing Proactive Online Shopping Cache Google Docs Staff NarrowBand Webcam Cameras Devices GDPR Customers Botnet Business Mangement Password Management Uninterrupted Power Supply Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Start Menu Theft Knowledge Licensing Healthcare Advertising Data Warehousing Specifications FENG Inventory Regulations Evernote WIndows 7 Wireless Internet Distributed Denial of Service Files Voice over Internet Protocol Digital Signature IT Security Patch Management Virtual Reality IoT Telephone System Chromecast Screen Mirroring Printer Server Shortcut Thought Leadership E-Commerce Travel Criminal Print Server 360 Emails PC Care NIST HBO Line of Business Mobile Cortana nternet Crowdfunding 3D User Electronic Health Records Notifications Millennials Remote Support Electronic Medical Records Scheduling Worker Commute Laptop Wireless Charging Business Owner Managing Stress eBay Domains Wire Colocation Multi-Factor Security Strategy Windows 10s Bloatware Camera Troubleshooting Webinar Techology Thank You Automobile Public Computer Benefits Printers IT solutions Congratulations Employer Employee Relationship CrashOverride Smart Technology Loyalty Books Experience Battery Content Two Factor Authentication Emergency Video Games Worker Music Audiobook Scalability Assessment Rootkit Politics How to Television Transportation Regulation

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *