In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need backups. But the reality of Hardware Failure, Malware, and most recently Ransomware attacks happen all too often. Hardware doesn’t last forever, no Anti-Virus program is perfect, and as long as we’re human, there will always be the accidental “Hit The Delete Key By Mistake” scenario. Every business should be realistic and ask themselves these questions.
- Are you certain that the data your business relies on is currently backed up and up to date?
- Do you have an off-site copy of a recent backup stored safely at a separate location in case of theft/fire/ransomware?
- Is your current backup solution backing up the operating system as well as your data in case a bare-metal recovery is needed?
If you answered no to any of those questions, you need a better backup solution.