Is your company backing up its files? Most companies have a backup plan. Unfortunately, these backup plans can fail due to human error, hardware failure or malicious attacks. The even bigger problem is that companies do not recognize the problem until it is too late.
To minimize the risk of of data loss, avoid these three backup failures:
1) Users Prevent Data Backups
If users are not saving data in the right locations or taking home laptops when backups happen at night, then some of your data is not being backed up. Preventing this requires a combination of training users and planning backups around actual user behavior… not just what IT professionals believe users should do.
2) Backup Systems Fail
We have heard it many times: the backups worked initially, but they were not tested regularly. Problems can creep into backup systems. That is why they should be tested regularly. Your IT team should test files like you would during a recovery to ensure your backup system is working as expected.
3) On-site Backups are Compromised
Ransomware and some malware can infect backups that are connected to your network. Other on-site risks include fire, flood and theft. To prevent this backup failure, be sure to create backup files that are taken off site. This spreads your data over more than one location for greater safety.
Preventing these three potential backup failures helps to ensure your backups are available when you need them.
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