Save Your Files

Save Your Files

Backup and restore your files with data backup software.

It’s not uncommon for businesses to keep all of their data stored in the same place. If you haven’t backed up your company’s files in the last week, it’s already been too long. Consult these helpful suggestions to ensure your most important files are always backed up and easily restored.
 
Archive your data regularly
While it may seem like an obvious fact of life these days, it’s absolutely essential that you remember to backup your small business’ data. It’s easy to forget that it needs to be done until it’s too late! Avoid losing all of your company’s important files by scheduling routine backups. Simplify the process and save all of your Word documents and Excel spreadsheets to one drive that you can backup on a daily basis.
 
Backup data to reliable media
Backing up your data to your computer won’t get you very far if you spill coffee on your keyboard. Use external hard drives and CD-ROMs to create physical copies of your data. That way, if you have the unfortunate pleasure of experiencing a computer freak out, you can easily restore your data. External hard drives are the most reliable outlet for important data, as CD-ROMs tend to get scratched and corrupted easily. The price of hard drives is extremely reasonable so invest the money and put your mind at ease.
 
Keep off-site backups
Decide what files are absolutely integral to your business and keep copies of them in a safe deposit box at the bank. It may seem like overkill, but in extreme circumstances it could be the only resource to get your business up and running again. For added incentive, keep in mind that the fee of a security box is tax deductible too! If you choose the keep backups at your house or another location, just keep in mind that it has to be secure and easily accessible for you.
 
And most importantly.. make sure your backups work!
Don’t always assume that your scheduled backups are running just fine. They might be on time and appear to be securing your files, but it’s possible that they aren’t. Routinely check to see that your scheduled backups are actually making current and uncorrupted copies of your files.
 
It never hurts to be over cautious when it comes to backing up your files so make sure you take all of the necessary precautions as soon as possible!
 
 
 

 

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