Backup to Move Forward- Scenario 1

Backup to Move Forward- Scenario 1

As mentioned during a previous article “Someone’s Going to Have to Pay” we mentioned that we would go into more detail about secure backups in a future article. Well, welcome to the future.
Backups for a lot of people are just a copy of their information, and they’ll use cloud-based services such as Microsoft’s OneDrive, Apple’s CloudDrive, Alphabet’s Google Drive or DropBox to achieve this. However, a study from 2016 highlighted that it’s an even 36/36 split for those who backup their business data entirely as opposed to not at all (the remaining 28% would fall somewhere in between).
We have mentioned some products before in a previous article “Backups, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and Other Small Animals” in which we alluded to the value and utility of cloud services in backing up your data. With data playing a greater part in business than ever before and with cyber-crime threats growing in variety and severity it’s time for everyone to start thinking of backing up their data.
Where do you start when thinking about backing up your data though? We’ve highlighted some scenarios to highlight some of the most popular methods and my thoughts on them. Stay tuned over the next few days to read about them, but first here’s scenario 1.

Scenario 1: Pen Drive

 SanDisk Cruzer Micro

You use a pen drive to backup the most essential files from your one or two computers which are used in your office.

The pros of a pen drive are that it is portable and therefore removable from the premises so that if a large scale event took place you would be able to recover the data from the pen drive onto a new machine.

The cons are that you need to remember to copy your data regularly to the pen drive. If not, the whole exercise loses its value rapidly.

First potential pit-fall: You’ve replaced good, healthy data with corrupted, bad data.
Second potential pit-fall: You’ve neglected to take a copy in the past fortnight, so you’ve got to go back 3 weeks to recover the most “recent” information.
Third potential pit-fall: You’ve lost the pen drive. The very portability which was a virtue has become a flaw.

So with a pen drive you have your “live” data and the most recent copy available. That’s worth about 1/5 on the backup effectivity scale.

If you would like to find out which option would suit you and your business then please let us know and we can work together to find a solution which meets your needs. You can email us on .