Back-up Your Data Today and Avoid Trouble TomorrowData loss can’t just happen to your important files; it could also happe...
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Having an online backup system will save your day should your premises ever burn down, or the fireproof box containing your backup disks get stolen.

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Back up your data today and avoid trouble tomorrow

  1. 1. Back-up Your Data Today and Avoid Trouble TomorrowData loss can’t just happen to your important files; it could also happen to your music, movies, andaudiobooks. Files can be accidentally deleted, damaged by a virus or a hard disk failure, etc. On otheroccasions, it may have been deleted by none other than us.Having an online backup system will save your day should your premises ever burn down, or the fireproofbox containing your backup disks get stolen.The easiest means of backing up online is to set up a leased line to a remote server, and transfer data to it atwhatever interval you think appropriate. This requires extra hardware and is an obvious non-starter for acompany that works from only one site, but luckily there are various third parties.Do you want to lose all the emails that you have collected for years? Think of the hassle it will cause yougetting them all again. Do you want all the saved game data you have stored to just disappear? Think ofhow many hours you will waste getting to that highest level you have already gone to. How about the filesyou have for work? Do you want to start everything from scratch?Now if you don’t want to suffer the same story or maybe worse, it is a smart idea to back those importantfiles up.Backing your files up is one of the necessary things that are often neglected. Maybe we are just so busydoing some other things like Tweeting. It won’t take us a day copy-pasting those files to a removable drive.That is the simplest way to back up files and it is what most users traditionally prefer.There are a number of ways to back up files. Even Dropbox would allow you to do that. Then there aresoftware that syncs or mirrors your computers to each other. These steps are for the more tech savvy oneswhos willing to take time doing techie stuff.The two accepted criteria of a disaster recovery plan are the Recovery Time Objective and the RecoveryPoint Objective. Recovery Time Objective is the time in which normal business must be restored, thisnaturally wants to be as short as possible. Recovery Point Objective is the time to which data must berestored to successfully resume processing, commonly the last backup point.It might be a task that doesn’t require lots of effort but it would greatly impact your life tragically oncefailed to be done. You might ask what happened after that unfortunate incident, well, I have to re-transferalbums, re-download discographies and ask friends to give me mp3s as my birthday gift.I have learned a lesson, all things will eventually be gone, but our files could stay if we learn to back themup.

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