Did you celebrate the official World Backup Day on March 31? If yes, then you already know why backup is so crucial, and have a backup solution for your IT environment running. If not, take it as a little reminder, and learn more in this article to celebrate the next World Backup Day with your data safe and sound.
What is backup?
Backup is the process of copying data, applications or files to another disk, via tape, secondary computer, or also through a cloud backup solution. It is used to protect the crucial data from various risks. This type of protection enables users to access copies of their data, applications and files, and later restores them.
Why is it so important?
Have you ever wondered how often and why a data backup should be done? If not, ask yourself a question: “How much of my work can my company afford to lose?”. The answer seems obvious.
Users should back up files/data/documents after every change done, but in fact a daily backup is a really good practice. Actually, you should treat backups like cyclists treat their helmets. Usually they don’t make a use of it, they just wear it on their heads. But when an accident strikes, a helmet can save a cyclist’s life. When it comes to data, backups are your “helmet” as they protect your data in case of:
- Virus, malware and ransomware attacks
- Software bugs
- Hardware errors (e.g. hard disk breakdown)
- Accidental human actions (e.g. deleting a file by mistake)
- Natural disasters (e.g. flood or fire)
- Computer or software upgrades
Modern hardware promises to be reliable, but there is always a chance that it will break unwittingly, and the same issue concerns software. Additionally, humans and nature are also quite unreliable. ?
Backup solutions protect your investment in data, usually by keeping several copies of the them. With such copies, having one destroyed is no longer a problem. Your data is precious and it will definitely cost you plenty of time and probably even more effort to recover it. Thus the leading idea for World Backup Day this year was to keep your data safe and to take the pledge:
I solemnly swear to back up my important documents and precious memories on March 31st.
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