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Backup, Backup, Backup

Backup: back-up, noun 1 : the act or an instance of backing up a computer's hard disk

The most painful discovery, after a company's computer system has crashed, is that the backups have not been working or even worse is that there isn't a backup. What simple steps can you take to reduce the risk to your business?


One of the most painful realizations that any business owner can make after a computer loss is that the system was not “backed up.” “Backup” is the term used to describe the process of making a copy of all of the critical business records on a computer and then storing them in a safe place. Backup's also need to be verified, because there are cases where the backup process may not be working correctly and the copy is unusable.

Backup's and Archive's work hand-in-hand, but they have a different purpose and can contain different files and folders (please refer to the “Archive” article for more information on this process.)

If any of these scenarios sound unfamiliar, or you have no idea what they mean, just step back and ask yourself, “what will happen to my business if something goes disastrously wrong and we lose all our files?” There are many new and inexpensive technologies available today to help minimize the risk to almost zero.

Some simple steps to take, to ease the risk to your business:

  1. Make absolutely sure that backups are completed regularly.
  2. Use an appropriate backup technology for the needs of your business.
  3. Take backups at the appropriate frequency.
  4. Verify the backup's at regular intervals.
  5. Store the backup at a remote location; in a safe place.


If you are in any doubt about how to take steps to safeguard your business, get professional help, and do it right now, contact VIADUCT, LLC.

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