3/31 is World Backup Day!

    World Backup Day 2017

    March 31st is World Backup Day, but it’s important to backup more than one day per year!  Here’s why.

    Data can be lost in a number of ways including:

    • Operating systems crashes
    • Data corruption
    • Hardware failures
    • Lost or stolen devices
    • Natural catastrophes including fires, flooding, etc.
    • Viruses
    • Accidental file deletion
    • Failed or incompatible upgrades, patches, or other improvements to your system
    • Deliberate sabotage by a disgruntled employee
    • April Fools Day pranks gone too far… one more reason to do backups on March 31st

    Remember don’t just back your data up, have a backup plan! This means having a comprehensive strategy for dealing with all of the above.  Your backup plan should include solutions to all of the following common problems:

    • If your entire workplace is destroyed by a catastrophe, do you have an off-site copy of your data to work from?
    • Do your backups go back far enough to insure that you will have a good copy of your data, even if a virus or corruption gets saved to your most recent backup?
    • Do your backups include all of the system settings required to restore your work to a new device without having to undergo lengthy reconfiguration issues?
    • Do you have a place to restore your data and software to?