Do You Validate?

“Excuse me, Sir, do you validate parking?” Okay, we’re not talking about parking validation but something that could cost you a lot more, backup data validation. Your company has a backup disaster recovery solution, so you think you’re good, right? How good is a backed up if the data is corrupted? When was the last time you checked that the files were being properly stored? Don’t wait until you’re dealing with data loss to realize Continue Reading

Where to Store My Data

So, you are looking into backup solutions? Awesome! Which option should you go with when it comes to where you should store your data? There are 3 main options of how to have your data stored: physical, cloud, or hybrid.  We’ll go over the pros, cons, and recommendations to help you with making the right decision. Physical Locally Stored Solutions: Uses a physical device on your local network or computer to store your backup data on.  This option gives you physical access Continue Reading

Are you protecting the right data?

Are you protecting the right data?  You’re ready to purchase a BDR. You’ve done all of the research, found a company you’re confident in and are excited to finally have peace of mind. Now, you start thinking about exactly what you need to back up. Is all of your data necessary or should you salvage a little server room? Most businesses want to back up everything – you never know when you’ll need it, but sometimes that is cost Continue Reading

Should’ve seen it coming…

You’ve invested in a BDR (Backup and Disaster Recovery) and now sleep more soundly at night, but the hardware itself is really only part of the solution. You want to ensure your provider does preventative maintenance, periodic testing, multi-location storage, and staff training. Having these things in place will help avoid downtime if the worst happens.  Preventative Maintenance: In addition to the hardware itself, a solid backup solution also has its own backup including generators, backup Continue Reading

What Could Happen Without a Plan

Backup Disaster Recovery is one of those things that all businesses need to have in case of disaster. Whether it’s a natural disaster such as a tornado, a hardware failure, or even an attack from a hacker. Anyone of these could permanently disable your business if you aren’t prepared or have a proper backup plan. For those of you still backing up data manually on tapes or *cringe* not at all, here are some reasons Continue Reading