Different Options for Backups

We’ve spoken in the past about how important it is to back up your data, but how exactly do you go about this? We’re here to tell you the different options for backups that you can select from for your business. Join us as we take a look at the pros and cons of these choices.

Managed Services

When it comes to backing up your files, there really is no substitute for a managed service. This allows for regular backups to be taken, without them taking up your time! These will automatically back up all new items on your computer, ensuring that they can be recovered in the case of an emergency.

This also stores your data off site, so if a disaster were to strike on your premises then this data could still be recovered at a later date. You don’t have to do anything to ensure that this back up is being taken regularly.

Drive or Dropbox

Using Google Drive or Dropbox can be handy if you want to access a file from another computer or collaborate, but this won’t take a full back up. You can add important files to this kind of storage for an extra chance to get them back should anything happen to your computer.

However, there will only ever be backups of the files that you have placed into these folders. If you’re not diligent or forget to add to these then they won’t be accessible elsewhere. There can also be fees when you run out of free space on these platforms.

External Storage

You can also invest in an external storage device for your backup needs. Using the likes of an external hard drive or memory card to back up your files will allow you to create a copy of the files that you need. This will also rely on you having the storage to hand when you need it.

If you store the external storage in the same place as your computer, then this can mean it is also impacted in the case of a disaster.

If you want to ensure you have backups when you need them, then talk to us about our managed backup service.

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