Lately, we’ve been hearing a lot stories in the news that people confuse backup with disaster recovery- more often with disastrous results. This is becoming an emerging trend especially among small business and branch office locations that seem to be lacking dedicated IT staff. In those locations backup is seen as an unwanted bathroom chore- typically performed by the lowest position of the company or even worse, assigned to someone as a punishment! Crazy enough, that person seems to be trusted with the business’s most valuable asset, its data!
The worst part of it all, however, is the fact that backups are done incorrectly quite often— as a result, when disaster does in fact strike (as it often does) those backups are rendered useless, creating an even bigger disaster. The secret to disaster recovery lies with the ability to recover the data, and traditional backup is ill-equipped to deal with data recovery, especially during a disaster.
Lesson of this blog post- disaster recovery is more about preparation than recovery. Recovery is a process that includes multiple steps that have been tested and proven over and over again. That said, the first weak link in the chain tends to be the backup process, which is something that is easily fixed. What are thoughts on this? Do you agree that this happens in your company? Comment below- we’d love to hear your thoughts! Check out our Resource Section to read how Data Storage Corp helped companies like yours!