On 31st March, the world will celebrate World Backup Day. Backup is preparing Plan B, if Plan A fails. Simply saying, it is a backup plan to restore all your data, in case if all is lost in a disaster. Well if you know what backup stands for, then have you strategized a plan?
Why it is celebrated?
The day is celebrated to educate people about the importance of data backup. While we all know that backup has become a serious issue, irrespective of your business type, we need to take possible measures to protect it. Traditionally, people used to maintain a hard copy of their data that included writing things up in a register or diary. The approach of backing up data back then was by creating copies of the same. Now time has changed and everything is maintained online. The online world is not safe, as there is risk involved at every stage. This digital era is highly susceptible to data loss.
Business & Backup
World Backup Day reminds us to back up our most important data and create a checklist to ensure we have created a Plan B to restore the lost data. According to researches, 74% of companies have lost their data at workplace. This states that businesses are immensely prone to data loss and thus, demand a dynamic backup strategy to mitigate the underlying issues. Before implementing a backup solution determine what data you need to backup, how you will create it, where you’ll store it, and so on. You have two options – on-site and offsite backup location, which is you can either manage an internal DR site or outsource your needs to any data center service provider. But the best practices calls for both the storage.
So before you get started, ensure to create a checklist that will make things easier for you. Then find the ideal source that can provide you with the best possible solution.
Creating backup is not limited to businesses. A common internet user needs to be equally attentive about backup. So this World Backup Day, take the backup pledge “I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st.” Make sure to stand by it.