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Check your data backup, please!

Mark Fletcher
January 21st, 2021 · 1 Comment

A ‘tech-savvy’ staff member in a newsagency changed the approach to data backup for the business, setting up their own cloud backup to run automatically.

They did this back in 2019. They since left the business.

Following a hardware problem, there was a need to access the backup, to restore data. There was no data to be found.

The way the cloud service had been setup was such that it had an initial time period, which had not been renewed.

The business had no current backup from which to restore.

A disaster recovery arrangement or plan is only useful if it works.

My advice is that you check your backup, or have it professionally checked, every six months. Think of it as a fire extinguisher in the workplace, which specialists check and certify on a schedule.

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  • 1 Peter R // Jan 21, 2021 at 8:11 PM

    Mark that it is why I use Cloud Tower Back up and your staff checking is occurring. Though I also check myself. I conisider this checking I have seen your staff do a great stuff and essential.

    Peter R

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