Our previous blog discussed the details of “Local Backup of Data Only.”
Information About Backup and Disaster Recovery – Part 4
Today we discuss “Local Backup of Data and System Data.”The Local Backup of Data and System Data is a commonly used approach. It consists of backing up both data AND system data to an external drive(s). The backup is a complete backup.
Local Backup of Data and System Data Benefits and Downsides
• Backups and restores are usually very fast depending on which interface you are using (i.e. ISCSI vs. USB 3.0).
• Full backups can easily be performed.
• Cost is usually very low.
• The backup should be encrypted. If someone enters the computer area and takes the backup disk(s), they will then have all your data.
• The backup should be taken off-site and put in a secure environment. If not, you are risking everything because if your computer area is broken into, your office burns or floods, or some other disaster occurs, you could be put out of business.
• People often forget about taking the backups offsite.
• People do not often put the backups in a secure area – this is why it is CRUCIAL to encrypt the backup data.
• To restore the data, you only need to build a bare-bones computer to begin the restore process.
Brought to you by:
George M. Baldonado
President & CEO, Oasis Technology, Inc.