Backup And Disaster Recovery2023-11-16T14:59:29+00:00

Backup And Disaster

Cloud Backup is the process of backing up your important data to remote secure sites. In the event your data is permanently unavailable, organisations are able to recover their data.

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We know how important your data is, from emails, word documents, sage databases to photos and music. Our Online Backups are automated so you no longer have to worry about changing the tapes. You can set your backups to run as often as you like and as we check the status of your backups daily, you can relax knowing your data is being backed up securely and reliably.

Flyford Connect Online Back-Up Services In A Nutshell:

  • Backup critical business data files and folders in case of a disaster, theft or hardware failure
  • Easily restore your data from anywhere at any time
  • Schedule your backups to run weekly, daily, hourly or close to real-time
  • Flexible retention policy which allows you to restore different versions of your files backed up over several weeks
  • System state backups which allow you to restore your machine’s operating system to how it was before the disaster occurred
  • Backup up your emails, including exchange and brick-level email accounts
  • Highly Encrypted file transfer between your site and the Online backup server
  • Managed service to ensure your files are backing up correctly
  • Automated backups. No changing tapes, locking in a safe or taking backup devices home needed

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I backup my small business data?2023-11-16T11:59:22+00:00
There are a number of ways to backup a small business’ data. At its most simple configuration (but not recommended), using an external hard drive to copy your files ensures that your data can be recovered should your device become inaccessible. Generally, we would recommend using a service such as Microsoft 365 to store all your valuable day-to-day data. You would then use a third-party service to backup your MS 365 data. This ensures that your data is recoverable should Microsoft have an issue with their service and your data be lost. You also have the choice to store data in central storage at your office- in this scenario, it would be advised to use a backup service to back up the central service.
What are 3 backup strategies used in businesses?2023-11-16T12:16:27+00:00
When it comes to backing up your data, there are three main strategies that are utilised. Full backup, differential backup, and incremental backup.
How often should a small business back up its data?2023-11-16T12:17:07+00:00
Although every business has unique circumstances and requirements, it is generally advised for the average mid-sized company to do a full backup every 24 hours, with incremental backups every 6 hours.
What data should be backed up and how frequently?2023-11-16T12:21:53+00:00
All important data (such as billing records, vendor information and employee files) should be backed up at least once a day. These backups can be done to external hard drives, cloud storage, or other external locations where the data will be preserved.
What is data backup and recovery?2023-11-16T12:22:27+00:00
“Backup and recovery” describes the process of creating and storing copies of data that can be used to protect organisations against data loss. Sometimes, this is referred to as operational recovery.
Is backup and restore are same?2023-11-16T12:22:58+00:00
In backups, the copies of the files are located in an external location away from your computer, while a restore is done internally to your computer. This means you will need an external space to store your backup files, while a restore does not require additional space.
Who take care of backup and recovery of data?2023-11-16T12:23:32+00:00
Your dedicated IT team is responsible for making sure that your backups are successful. Small businesses especially tend to rely on outsourced Managed IT Service Providers to ensure the backups are successful.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of data backup?2023-11-16T12:24:02+00:00
There are many pros and cons to data backup, and as with any business decision, it is important to do your research to decide if disaster recovery is right for your business. Pro: Cloud storage is efficient and reliable. Pro: Fast recovery of small amounts of data. Con: Daily backup size and bandwidth limitations. Con: Possible data loss should you choose to terminate your service with your cloud storage provider.
Why is data recovery important?2023-11-16T12:24:33+00:00
Without data recovery, if your business experiences accidental deletions, cyberattacks, error messages or ransomware attacks, you are leaving your business vulnerable and in a situation that could end your business. 60% of small businesses that experience cyberattacks close within 6 months due to having little to no critical data to recover.
Should you backup sensitive data?2023-11-16T12:25:08+00:00
You absolutely should back up sensitive data. Any data that pertains to your business or customer bases, such as emails, addresses, phone numbers and important files and documents should be backed up, due to their nature being private and personal. If they are accidentally deleted or access to the files is lost, having a backup of the data on an external hard drive, for example, would be a good recovery solution.
Why are backups important in business?2023-11-16T12:25:35+00:00
Backups help to restore computer devices during disaster recovery and restore data after files have undergone deletion or damage. To protect against data loss effectively, data backups are essential, as any data loss can completely disrupt business operations.
Are businesses required to backup their data?2023-11-16T12:26:03+00:00
Businesses are not required by law to back up their data, although it is highly advisable to do so. If your data isn’t backed up and you experience a data breach, agencies such as the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) will want to know why. In these instances, you must prove that you made every reasonable effort to protect your consumers’ data, or you could face heavy fines and citations.

How many backups should a business have?2023-11-16T12:26:34+00:00
It is recommended that you keep at least three copies of your data so that no one event can destroy all copies. You should also store the data in at least two different formats- disk, tape or cloud, and keep at least one copy offsite so that it is protected against fire, flood, theft or other physical disasters.

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