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Do You Use Continuous Data Protection?

29 June 2009 One Comment

This past weekend I was going over how I do my backups again and I wanted to stress again just how important backups are folks...  The more I look at the online options, the more impressed I am!

Even Hollywood Realizes The Importance of Data Loss!

In one episode of the famous TV show “Sex and the City,”  Sarah Jessica Parker lost all the data in her laptop due to hard disk crash.  When she had it repaired, the tech told her that the data could not be retrieved and he asked her if she has a backup.  Sarah Jessica Parker sadly replied that she does not have a backup.  That scenario is a perfect example and it shows the importance of backing up your data.  We all know that there are many ways to backup your data and choosing the right option will produce the best results and provide you the best continuous data protection.

Online Backups Can Give You Peace of Mind

The two most popular ways of backing up your data is either to schedule a daily backup or backup a new file version every time you save a file.  The first option is called a scheduled daily backup while the second option is called continuous data protection.

Continuous data protection is the much better choice of the two options.  It ensures that every added file by a user is saved regardless of the time it is saved.  Whether it is saved every minute or every hour, your newly added data is secured unlike the scheduled daily backup.  With a scheduled daily backup, you face the risk of losing new data that you acquired during the day because the backup is only scheduled at a certain time everyday.  This is also a huge disadvantage for a business that is active on the Internet because they face the risk of violating retention laws due to possible loss of data.   Using a service that will provide online backups will take the headache and worry out of losing your data!   This will ensure the safety of your data whether it be online or offline and whether it is added every minute or every hour.

Folks, almost every month I have at least one computer OR MORE that I work on and end up having to reformat because of a virus or a hard drive failure.  Nine times out of ten there was NO backup!

Do you back up your data continuously?

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