Data Backup and Security
At Computer Lift in Portland, Oregon we understand how important your data is to you and your business. Everything from irreplaceable family photos to payroll information and business plans is stored somewhere on a computer, and unless you have a detailed backup and recovery plan, this data is at risk of being lost. We want all of our clients to understand some of the different ways that we can help them backup, recover, and secure their data so they can rest easy with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your data is safe.
Why You Need To Backup Your Data
If you don’t have a backup, chances are all of your precious data is stored on your computer. If something happens to your computer, you could lose your data. Some of the things that can
happen to physical storage media are:
· Wearing out, getting old
· Accidental deletion by yourself, friends, family members, co-workers
· Something as simple as spilling a soft drink on your laptop
· Viruses and malware
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to lose your data. The idea behind backing up and securing your data is to have it stored safely, somewhere else. If you lose the data on your computer, your critical files are stored safely elsewhere.
Data Backup Methods
There are plenty of disaster scenarios that can befall your stored data. The bottom line to keeping your data safe and secure is redundancy. Below are some of the most popular methods of backing up and securing your data so that, in the event of a disaster, you can keep operating as normal.
If you do not currently have any backup protocols in place, the chances are that all of your data is stored on a physical hard disk or SSD within your computer or place of work. If something happens to the media that stores your data; you could lose your data. A very common way that people backup their important data is with another physical media, like a hard drive or solid-state drive. To accomplish a physical backup plan properly, we will help you to devise a backup and recovery plan where your data will be backed up regularly (hourly, daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) and taken offsite, to another location. In the event of a catastrophe, your data will be safely stored off premises.
We can also help you setup RAID systems that will automatically protect against issues like disk corruption and failure.
Hybrid Physical/Cloud Backups
We can also help you to set up a backup and security plan that will create not only the physical backup as described above but also a cloud backup, which will give you added redundancy. The more copies of your data that are out there, the more resistant to data loss you are. Today, there are many affordable cloud storage options that will constantly backup your data to ensure you don’t lose even a couple hours worth of work.
Cloud Only Backup and Security
While more redundancy is always better, it’s not always the most economical option. Cloud backups are easy for us to set up for you and can provide an adequate level of protection. Cloud backup plans are fantastic because they are mostly automatic and just need a connection to the internet to work properly.
Let Computer Lift help you setup your data backup and security plan, call us today at (503) 312-0512 or email us via contact form.