We all lose things often- keys, wallet, cell phone, important documents, family photographs, music collection and face a great deal of trouble, if things lost are not recovered on time.
Similarly, losing data is also a big deal – it being the lifeblood of any business.
Losing data because of a hard disk crash, virus, malware attack, computer crash, any man- made error or natural disaster is discouraging. Data lost that one can’t recover could cause multiple repercussions – from furious customers to tax disputes and even legal cases.
Thus, because of these risks, every business owner needs backup and recovery solutions and standards in place.
“You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.” – Pat Riley.
A little prevention can go a long way to avoid this ordeal of data loss. Every business should take the precaution of regularly backing up its data and settings, this will help in saving time and aggravation later.
Multiple options for business data backing up have been around for many years, but it’s quite confusing to select the right one. This article gives an overview of four different backup methods, that can be of good help for any backup seeking business.
But hard disk drives can also fail and they may stop working. However, solid-state drives have less risk but they are a bit expensive for large-capacity drives.
They are easy to break, lose and become corrupted and if any of these things happen, it becomes difficult to access any of the files stored in them. Moreover, they have only one tenth the capacity of hard drives.
But it is a bit expensive and consumes more bandwidth from the TCP/IP network. Many NAS are Linux based, which means the security permissions of files and folders can be lost when used to restore to a Windows server domain environment.
The hosting of backup server is taken care of by the backup services provider, who charges the customer based on the amount of space needed for storage, bandwidth or number of users. So, mostly cloud backup solutions are subscription based.
Hence, it is important for businesses to choose the right backup partner as not all backup service providers guarantee privacy and security of the stored data.