3 Reasons You Need a Better Backup and Restore Strategy

by | Aug 10, 2015 | Business Continuity

How to know if your business’ backup and restore strategy is solid

How often do you execute backups for your business data? Is it daily, weekly, or monthly? Ideally, your backups are frequent and all-inclusive. However, if your business is like many small businesses, your backup and restore strategy could use a little tweaking. A comprehensive plan will enable you to backup and restore important data at a moment’s notice. Why is this important?

IT specialists will tell you that there are two types of business owners. There are owners who have experienced a data loss, and owners who will experience a data loss in the future. Considering that data is the lifeblood of your business processes, how will lost data affect your overall enterprise? Here are some things to think about:

  1. If your physical location becomes damaged by fire, flood, or natural disaster, how long will it take you to reconstruct your client database for your sales staff?
  2. Since most accounting functionality is now handled by computer, do you have a way to access accounts receivables or accounts payable if your files are somehow damaged?
  3. If your company falls victim to a data security breach or malicious software, do you have adequate safeguards in place to protect your data assets?

Datto Alto 2 can provide you with the protection you need across your entire enterprise. With a systematic, well-conceived schedule for backups both locally and in the Cloud, Datto Alto 2 can both backup and restore your system at a moment’s notice.

This is not merely a backup of your company files and folders. Because Datto Alto 2 is an image-based backup system, it captures your entire system with each backup. What does this mean in simple terms?

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If your system should fail because of natural disaster, localized catastrophic events, or computer malfunction caused by malware or viruses, Datto Alto 2 will instantly restore any backup as a virtual machine off-site in the Cloud. Because it restores not only files and folders, but your entire system, your business processes can continue with barely a hiccup.

The security provided by utilization of Datto Alto 2’s backup and restore functions will ensure your peace of mind, knowing that your business is safe, accessible in the event of emergency, and fully recoverable despite any issues that arise.

Click here to learn more about a backup and restore strategy for your business. With a full suite of products to help you maintain business processes at all times, we will find the right solution for you today.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.