Sunday, March 23, 2008

Have you backed up your backyup?

If you think that having one backup system to protect yourself from loss of information is enough, think again. For a lot of business owners out there, they save their information on a local hard-drive either on their PC/Laptop or on an external hard -drive. Yes, they are doing a great job in protecting their information from loss, however, this may not be enough. Imagine if there was a fire, or a flood or some other natural, accidental or even a planned disaster, this would potentially wipe out your business's backup systems. Have you thought about backing up your information virtually? or taking your external hard-drive off-site? or sticking your external hard-drive in a fireproof safe?

Some of these ideas may sound a tad unnecessary or even whacky, but only as whacky as a few of the insurance policies out there. It's only when you lose something, you realise how 'unwhacky' the insurance was and that is exactly what backing up your backup is, a form of insurance. Backing up your backup is to ensure you have your important data/information at your disposal in case it gets disposed. It will likely take a little bit of time out of your day but it will save you days, weeks or months to get back on your feet again.

There are a few reliable virtual backup system alternatives out there from Gmail, to this list I gave in a previous post:

The point is, backup your backup today before its too late.

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