Backup and Data 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 data 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 to be lost. Recovery services are available but are not 100% guaranteed. Even if the recover does resolve the problem, the damage may still be done.
Having a data backup and data continuity resource can help in a number of ways:
- Saves time
- Saves money
- Get back to business as normal
- 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 immediately even under the most serious of circumstances.
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
This process is not 100% 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 DATTA backup:
- The data is deleted
- The data recovery process happens nearly immediately
With our Datto solution, which provides backups every few minutes and saves data in a personal cloud portal, recovery time takes only a few minutes.
If you own a business and are dependent on data in order to work then you will be losing hours of productivity as you wait for the data to be recovered. For business heavily reliant on data, they may not be able to work until the data is back up and running.
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 Datto’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.
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