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Most businesses use data backup to protect themselves against the damaging effects of data loss but there are many forms of data backup and some are more reliable than others, with the main difference being the level of human intervention.

Businesses may already use one of the following methods:

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20/02
2014
Take people out of the equation with automatic backup
Posted by Caroline Moore on 20/02 at 04:30 PM Videos and webinars, Large enterprises, SMEs, Data centre services, Cloud services, Data centre,

Most businesses use data backup to protect themselves against the damaging effects of data loss but there are many forms of data backup and some are more reliable than others, with the main difference being the level of human intervention.

Businesses may already use one of the following methods:

  • Disk to tape
  • Disk to disk
  • Disk to disk offsite
  • Disk to cloud
  • Disk to disk onsite with offsite backup

Many businesses utilise the traditional method of copying their data onto a tape or disk and then rely on a member of staff to take the copied version home with them to ensure there is a copy of the data available should the onsite hardware, software or applications fail or disaster strikes.

The weakness in the safety of this system is the person who takes the tape or disk home with them.

Colin Woods, South West Communications Group’s disaster recovery expert, said: “I can guarantee that when people get complacent or the IT manager is off work or there’s a change of staff, these are the things that get missed. So when disaster occurs and somebody says, ‘Someone should have taken the data offsite last night,’ they then realise they didn’t. Let’s get people out of the equation.”

We would urge businesses to let software do the work for them by automatically replicating data. This can be replicated onsite or offsite or, indeed, both.

For more details on automatic data backup, please download our guide.

 
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Caroline Moore on 20/02/2014

Former newspaper journalist, Caroline joined the company in 2008 with no previous knowledge of the industry.

She set about stripping back all the jargon to produce plain English marketing collateral to support the sales teams. Now slightly more well-versed in the dark arts of voice, connectivity and data services, Caroline writes blogs, case studies, data sheets and social media updates to engage with potential and existing customers.

This industry is far cry from her previous working life when she worked as communications manager for Exeter Chiefs and Northampton Saints.


Contact: caroline.moore@swcomms.co.uk