Data is king, with several businesses relying on it solely for their survival. It has become ubiquitous—a vital part for all companies. It’s equally important to preserve data, along with its integrity, confidentiality and availability.
Losing data can lead to significant damage for a business, from losing their customer’s trust to potentially destroying a service. Here’s how you can perform data backup properly to ensure that never happens:
Storing with NAS and BDR
It would be best to have at least 3 copies of the data in total, including the original copy, a local backup, and a remote backup that you can access if the local and/or original is inaccessible for backup disaster and recovery management. The ERP vendor will implement compliance policies as well as security measures to ensure data protection and top-notch performance.
To limit the latency of backups, it’s recommended to go with options like NAS and BDR. In case of a main server malfunction, a BDR will provide uptime while the main server is being repaired, keeping your services operational.
Routinely Creating and Testing Backups
All data should routinely be backed up on different drives and on the cloud on a regular basis. How often the data should be backed up varies from application to application as well as how vital that data is. For more crucial projects, data can be backed up on a day to day basis to keep it secure from any anomalies while other applications may be more lax.
IT solution companies provide flexible backup plans, and you can customize them according to your business needs. All data backup should be encrypted either on the client or server side to ensure maximum protection from any intruders.Simply backing up isn’t sufficient, as the storage has to be tested for restorability and other factors to minimize the chances of data loss.
Storing in RAID
Commonly, all of the data is stored in one storage drive. While this is usually feasible for the sake of cost, portability and ease of access, it makes the data centralized to one unit. Centralization is dangerous, because if the main unit goes down, a complete loss can take place.
RAID storage allows for lots of data to be split across different drives, helping store larger amounts of data with increased performance and overall reliability of the system. In case a single drive starts to fail or does so, the entire RAID setup isn’t affected due to a lack of centralization.
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