You should do a data backup for
normal day to day operations for any files that were changed for that
day, something most computer owners ignore even small business owners...
You should do a backup of all your data either on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis,
depending on how much data you generate or how much you change your data.
What is data? The term that we use for any file that is
not part of the Operating System or program that changes or can be changed by a
user is data, documents, spreadsheets, email, pictures, videos, or any other information that is
created by the user.
Disasters happen daily, somewhere in the world today someone has lost all
Because we have become a "digital" society having a disaster
preparedness plan is very important, to safe guard your data, it should be one
of your top priorities, when it comes to being prepared for the worst that
mother nature or mechanical failure that will happen to you.
And part of that
plan is to keep a backup of your data up to date and in a safe place. What is your plan?
A person or business that only changes a word doc or spread sheet once a week
wouldn't back it up daily.
A person or business that has constantly changing
documents should do a data backup daily. A
backup is only as good as the last time it was accomplished, in other words if you don't backup on a regular or scheduled basis
then any data you generated between the backup and the recovery will be lost. Do
a backup of your data regularly on a schedule!
You would think that newer operating systems such as Windows 7 or 8 that doing a
backup would be easier, but instead the publisher (in this case Microsoft) has
made the use and just finding the program that much harder.
Where to backup your data to?
Well this depends on how much data you have. Say
you have a small business. Your business uses email and spread sheets and
occasionally a word document. Your total daily generated data may be ten meg of
data. This of course is to large for a floppy.
There are four different types
- Tape Drive
- CD Rom (rewriteable disks)
- Flash drive (This is a good option for small backups).
- External hard drive (You may want it to
- Manual backup
- Automated backup
Do you know how to use the backup program built into Windows XP,
Vista, and Windows 7?
Backup for Windows XP
|A rack full of servers, do you really need
all this power to backup your data every day?
|Can you afford to not backup your data?
"Your recovery will only be as good as your
last backup, no backup, no recovery"
What is your recovery plan?
You need to do your data backup regularly on a schedule!
More than 1.44 MB of data?
This of course is to large for a floppy.