Data Backup and Business Continuity
A backup is the second most important part of your computer system. We value your time far more than the cost of equipment. Many of us are using technology to create. What you make represents your time, whether it’s work, creative writing, family pictures, or anything you can’t just go download again. We hope you take the time to protect your digital work, and we’re here to help make sure it’s done the right way. Check your backup now and if you can’t pull up a file readily, we are at your service to make sure your backup is in good order.
Why is a business continuity plan important?
Most people don’t think about what will happen to their data until disaster strikes. Power outages, accidental deletion, systems crash, etc. all can cause data loss. Recovery services are available but are not 100% guaranteed. Will Get I.T. Done will create a plan so the inevitable electronic failure is unlikely to result in data loss, and disaster recovery is faster and more comprehensive.
Having a business continuity plan can help in a number of ways:
- Saves time
- Saves money
- Get back to business as normal quickly
- Won’t lose images, documents or other files that are important to you or your business
With the proper resources in place your data can be retrieved quickly even under the most serious of circumstances. A Business Continuity Plan takes it a step further with a cloud copy of your server or desktop so we can restore it to new hardware.
What is the recovery process?
It is important to consider the recovery process because it will affect your ability to get back to working as you normally would. How data is recovered varies from resource to resource.
A normal recovery process with no backup:
- Your data is somehow deleted
- You contact a professional data recovery expert
- They schedule a time to come out
- When they arrive they run their recovery software
- They search for missing data and recover data if possible
Data recovery is not guaranteed and can be time consuming, especially depending on the storage device the data was deleted from and how much data needs to be recovered.
A normal recovery process with a backup:
- The data is deleted
- The data backup process is started
- The data recovery process will commence until all the data is recovered, as long as the process is uninterrupted.
Data recovery with a backup can take hours to days depending on the amount of data and where the data was stored (locally or in the cloud).
Our recovery process with Cloud Continuity backup:
- The hardware has a critical failure
- New Hardware is obtained and configured from the backup to boot up with the same files and configuration as the old one
With our Cloud Continuity solution, which provides backups every few minutes and saves data in a secure cloud, recovery time is much less and you can even access your old operating environment in a web browser.
If you own a business and are dependent on technology work then losing hours of productivity often means more costs than preventative planning. For business heavily reliant on data, you may not be able to work until your data and systems are recovered.
To know for sure how much this will cost you, try out our data recovery calculator for businesses.
Recovery Time & Downtime Cost Calculator
The cost of a technology outage can cripple a business. Click to use Kayesa’s Recovery Time & Downtime Cost Calculator to focus on a handful of simple metrics that might come into play during a downtime event, and get a quick analysis of what an outage could mean to your business.
Will Get I.T. Done is a Kayesa partner and we highly recommend their products for your Data continuity.
Cloud Backups for Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace
Are the files on your cloud email and workspace critical to your business? Would you prefer to have a plan in place for retrieving a email that was accidentally deleted? Will Get IT Done offers these important services to protect your business.