Your data is essential in running your business.
When it’s lost because of an unanticipated natural disaster or even worse, it is stolen, you need to make sure you can recover that data so your business can continue to thrive without losing clients.
Enterprises are exploring new ways to utilize data to grow the business further. This requires a Modern Data Protection platform that provides high levels of protection, automation, and intelligent management to reuse stored backup data and drive innovation.
What is Backup and Recovery
Backup and recovery are the process of creating and storing copies of data that can be used to protect organizations against data loss.
A proper backup copy is stored in a separate system or medium, such as tape, from the primary data to protect against the possibility of data loss due to primary hardware or software failure.
3 – 2 – 1 backup rule for files and folders.
- 3 copies of your data
- 2 different media copies for your folder structure.
- 1 tape stored offsite.
“Having an immutable copy of the backup is the most important item to start protecting backup data. All other initiatives are complementary.”
Why Backup and Recovery is important?
The purpose of the backup is to create a copy of data that can be recovered in the event of a primary data failure.
Primary data failures can be the result of hardware or software failure, data corruption, or a human-caused event, such as a malicious attack (virus or malware), or accidental deletion of data. Backup copies allow data to be restored from an earlier point in time to help the business recover from an unplanned event.
Storing the copy of the data on separate medium is critical to protect against primary data loss or corruption. This additional medium can be as simple as an external drive or USB stick, or something more substantial, such as a disk storage system, cloud storage container, or tape drive. The alternate medium can be in the same location as the primary data or at a remote location. The possibility of weather-related events may justify having copies of data at remote locations.
For best results, backup copies are made on a consistent,
regular basis to minimize the amount data lost between backups.
The more time passes between backup copies, the more potential for data loss when recovering from a backup. Retaining multiple copies of data provides the insurance and flexibility to restore to a point in time not affected by data corruption or malicious attacks.