Data backup, can be a foreboding task to many people, whose most likely alternative is to postpone or look for an "expert hand."
The good news is that, this process has been made very easy, with the advent of the ultra modern data storage media, HP LTO-7.
Following these simplified procedures will get your data backed up in a jiffy!
Step Number One is to Earmark the Critical Data
The most probable reason why many look at data backup as tedious, and time-consuming, is the mistaken notion that every bit of information must be stored!
Such items like computer games and other related applications can always be reinstalled from their original source when the need arises.
Such prioritization facilitates, and frees your storage media space, for the very essential data.
Depending on the documents and photos created, one should be able to establish the most significant data, requiring to be backed up.
Important data should be the kind of record and information that is central, to the business daily operations, and personal usage.
According to guidelines on informed consent, from the Australian National Data Service, and other business procedures, the backing of certain information may not be necessary.
At the same time, different companies have policies specifying the category of data which must be backed up, thereby doing away with superfluous back up.
Secondly, Utilize Multiple Backups
Multiple backup options significantly diminishes the risk of loses!
The more critical the information is to the company's operations, the more the need for more backup options.
Such a step may appear as redundant task, yet in the end, it will pay handsomely by securing very critical company information.
It is wise to complement LTO Ultrium cartridges, with such other options like cloud storage and hard disks.
Such a move ensures that if one form of media fails, the other option will get the job done.
Thirdly, Chose the Most Suitable Frequency of Backup
Embarking on a programmed, and consistent backup, is as important as having the correct backup media in place.
The higher the frequency of data production is, the more recurrent the data backup ought to be, and vice versa, is the case.
One need to have clearly established business procedures, if the backup process is going to be effective, in meeting the company's storage needs.
Monitoring of the backup process, and evaluation of the supporting infrastructure, must be handled by competent and qualified personnel.
It is absolutely critical that, clear defined guidelines on data backup, be put in place, and be followed to the letter.
From the onset, it should be crystal clear WHO is involved, and WHO is responsible, for the various activities entailed in the backup process.
An alternative plan should be identified in case of an unforeseen problem, or emergency occurrence.
A good process is not complete without a disaster management stratagem, which covers such scope as natural disaster, pilferage and the like.
Following those three critical steps outlined above, should facilitate data backup in a very effective, and safe manner.
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