Many businesses are now paperless, or attempting to be. With increasing reliance on electronic copies of important documents comes the risk of potential data loss. The easy-to-lock-away paper format is no longer used to ensure access to information in the event of technical issues.
This is a major reason why a backup system is a vital addition to any business. Yet many companies fail to check the operation of their backup software every so often. Can you trust your backup?
Here’s why it’s important to check your data storage. We’ve also included some guidance on features you should look for when choosing your backup system. For many businesses, a fully managed IT service could provide peace of mind when backing up and restoring important data.
If you don’t verify that data is backed up correctly, you might discover an issue when it’s too late. An unmonitored system might not have saved properly or files could have been corrupted. Therefore, we recommend putting a procedure in place to guarantee that your backup storage is functioning how it’s supposed to.
There’s no need to manually select every file and confirm whether or not it matches the original. You can choose to verify your data files instead. Some systems can complete bit-by-bit comparisons of the original and backup versions. You can also set up automatic alerts, so you’re notified of the results of every check. For complete assurance, choose a managed service where a qualified IT technician will address any automated issues.
Verification and notification aren’t the only tasks that can be automated. When choosing your system, make sure that it provides a routine backup of your information. An automated system should remove any errors associated with manually making copies of data. Choose a system that transfers your files to local or cloud storage at daily or hourly intervals.
A good automated system will address any error messages or issues should they arise. Additional measures should be put in place to attempt the backup again, before escalating the issue to the service provider. The best way to ensure a hitch-free process is to choose a fully managed backup service.
Having backup copies of your business data is important; but it’s equally essential to protect your files from any sophisticated cyber attacks. Ensure your information resists information hacking with military-grade defence encryption codes.
You can guarantee the utmost level of data protection, and greatest uptime, with a Tier 3 data centre. By storing data across different geographical locations, you can rest assured that no one issue will affect your system.
The best, most comprehensive backup systems are flexible, adjusting to your business needs. As your business grows, you will require more space to store an increasing amount of data.
Adaptable scalability is just one aspect of our trustbackup service. We offer a fully managed service, to ensure that our customers can always access their backup without issue. This is the case whether you need to retrieve a single file or restore the full system.
We offer this through our three-pronged approach. Our full reporting and disaster recovery features give you confidence that your data will have maximum resilience.
By offering a fully managed service, Linten’s trustbackup is assured against potential issues. Our engineers monitor each nightly automatic backup, to address any error messages instantly. We then repeat the process to ensure an unaffected, full backup of all necessary data.
Our service is provided in partnership with Acronis, who support Manchester City FC with their essential data backup requirements. Should an issue arise with our regular, automated process, we can contact Acronis to troubleshoot the problem. Drawing on their global experience, this escalation ensures that all our clients benefit from an assured backup and restore service.
No matter what industry you’re in, from beauty to professional services, our managed backup service can provide peace of mind. To discover the tailored solution for your business, get in touch with us today.