This week we’re talking about another cyber security tip that you must have in your business. This week we are talking about backup and recovery. If you dont have this in place in your business, you could be looking at the end of your business in a matter of minutes or even seconds. Whilst backup and disaster recovery are two completely separate requirements, they can both be solved by the same solutions.
Backups are there for if you need to restore data from a previous date. Its what you need in the case of accidentally deleting files or if you catch a ransomware infection. With the backup in place, you will be able to restore all your data prior to infection or the lost files. However, there are bad ways of backing up your data which we explain in our video, so be sure that this isnt the case for you. Plus, its all well and good having the back up in place but it doesnt mean that you actually come to restoring the data, it doesnt mean it will.
There are two key questions you need to ask when talking about your disaster recovery solution and these are your RTO and your RPO. RTO stands for Recovery Time Objective which is from when the disaster struck, how quickly do you need to restore? Every business is different, but you must be realistic. The more immediate the restoration is, the more expensive your solution becomes.
RPO stands for Recovery Point Objective and is at which point of time do you need to recover from to continue operating? For example, if you had a disaster today, would restoring from last nights backup be good enough for you? It means that you may lose a days worth of data and productivity. Once again, the more immediate the restoration is, the more expensive your solution becomes.
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This is just a small section of what we covered in our video on backup and recovery. Watch the full video below. If you have any questions dont hesitate to get in touch. Give us a call on 01329 888625 or email me at [email protected]. We are always happy to help.