As a lot of information is stored on digital platforms, it poses greater possibilities of data loss in an organization. Without proper security measures, it can result in stolen, ransomed, or hacked data. Losing vital company’s and customer’s data could be a big blow to the business that can result in loss of trust, productivity, and revenue generation in the business.
One of the best ways to prevent those scenarios is to perform regular data backups. This article will tell you all about data backup and ways to do it.
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About Data backup
Loss of data can result in loss of productivity, efficiency, and reputation of the business. Due to which it becomes important to take backups of data at periodic time intervals.
Data backup is a combination of solutions and methods that leads to affordable and efficient backup. In this process, the data of an organization gets copied to various locations, at pre-agreed frequencies, and varying capacities.
Concepts of Data backup
- Data can be backed up manually but it takes a lot of time and the chances of redundancy and inconsistencies are more. To solve this problem a lot of companies are now using backup tools and solutions to ensure regular and consistent backup of data systems.
- The backup administrator ensures that backup systems are set up in the right way. He performs periodic tests to ensure that all important data is backed up.
- An organization should prepare a backup policy, wherein it should specify the scope and schedule of data backup.
- Recovery Point Objective is the data that an organization is ready to lose in case of any disaster. When the RPO is low, an organization would require more data storage, network resources, and computation to achieve frequent backups.
- Recovery Time Objective: It is the time required for the organization to restore systems or data from backup and continue its normal operations.
Data Backup Options
There are several ways in which an organization can back up its data. However, all these methods come with their share of pros and cons. So, here we have listed the commonly used techniques for data backup:
- Removable media such as CDs, newer Blu-Ray disks, tape, DVDs, or USB flash drives
- Redundancy: By setting up an extra hard drive that replicates the original drive of the system
- External hard drive: By deploying an external hard drive of high-volume in the network
- Hardware appliances
- Pre-integrated and large storage capacity backup software. Complex to deploy than hardware devices but offer greater flexibility to the user
- Cloud backup services: Saving local data to a private/public cloud to recover it back from the cloud
Data is the lifeline of all modern organizations. Loss of data can result in huge damage and breakdown of business operations. Due to this, it becomes very important to do back up of data from time to time.