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Backup Your Data Today!
Every year March 31 is World Backup Day so we the team at Dark Bear Web Solutions thought of celebrating this day by raising awareness among all for keeping backup with the help of an infographic “Celebrate World Backup Day 2016”.
Did you know?
- 51 % of organizations are at risk of failing to recover from Data Loss due to unpreparedness.
- What’s 3-2-1 Backup Rule?
- What are the different Types of Data Loss?
- Can you name some Media Types to use for Backup and Archival purposes?
This infographic not only covers the answers to above but a lot more interesting facts and information that many of us are not aware of.
(Back Up Your Data before It’s Too Late)
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World Backup Day
March 31, 2016
Back Up Your Data Daily
WHAT IS BACKUP?
In information technology, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe. A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example:
- Your family photos
- Home videos
Data archiving is the process of moving data that is no longer actively used to a separate storage device for long-term retention.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DATA AND BACKUP THAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW
- Globally, 64 percent of people would be more upset about losing their data that has not been backed up rather than the device itself. (Avast Global Survey)
- 37 percent of small businesses have had to restore lost data from a backup at some point (Symantec)
- On average data loss costs approximately $8,600 per hour of downtime (Aberdeen Group)
- 51 percent of organizations are at risk of failing to recover from data loss due to unpreparedness (Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council)
Consequences of device theft or loss according to internet users worldwide as of June 2015 (statista.com)
- 23% none of the above
- 1% other consequence
- 10% cannot afford to replace the device or replace something equivalent
- 19% financial details stored on the device were stolen/exploited
- 20% disciplined at work because the device contained business data
- 24% permanently lost valuable personal assets such as photos, videos, etc. (was not backed-up)
- 25% personal/secret information was found on the device and leaked
- 27% online accounts were hacked
SOME THINGS THAT ARE NOT BACKUPS
Backing up your laptop to an SD card in the same laptop is #notabackup
Backing up your book by copying it to another folder is #notabackup
Backing up your Gmail to another Gmail account is #notabackup
The photos that are still in your camera memory are #notabackup
Backing up to a hard drive that is 6 inches away from your computer is #notabackup
The 3-2-1 Backup Rule
- 3 copies of anything you care about – Two isn’t enough if it’s important.
- 2 different formats – Example: Dropbox + DVDs or Hard Drive + Memory Stick or CD + Crash Plan, or more
- 1 off-site backup – If the house burns down, how will you get your memories back?
TYPES OF DATA LOSS
Intentional Action / Unintentional Action
- Power failure
- Hardware failure
- Data corruption
- Intentional deletion of a file or program
- A software crash or freeze
- Software bugs or poor usability
- Accidental deletion of a file or program
Disaster / Crime
- Natural disaster, earthquake, flood, tornado, etc.
- Theft, hacking, SQL injection, sabotage, etc.
- A malicious act, such as a worm, virus, hacker, or theft of physical media
WHAT THE DIFFERENCE
- Cloud storage, also known as file sharing simply entails storing modest amounts of data online. These data amounts include only files that you manually select.
- Cloud storage is generally limited in capacity and is not a substitute for full backups. Only the few files that you have stored in a cloud storage account will be recoverable if you should experience computer data loss.
- Cloud backup, back up of large amounts of data to protect against data loss. Unlike cloud storage, which backs up only limited files that you select.
- The main purpose of a cloud backup is to provide full protection against data loss. The only function of cloud storage that is not included default with cloud backups is the ability to share specific files with other people.
MEDIA TYPES AVAILABLE FOR BACKUP AND ARCHIVAL PURPOSES
- External hard drives: Portable hard drives are easy to use, faster than optical, but may need their data refreshed every few years.
- External SSDs (Solid State Drives): External SSDs are rugged and virtually shock-proof, but the NAND they use use won’t hold data forever.
- Tape; Magnetic tape is still in the discussion for enterprise.
- Optical: Optical retains a very strong presence in the archival community, as well as the enterprise.
- Online Storage: It’s super easy, convenient, and there are some very cheap online storage services such as Amazon’s Glacier, BackBlaze, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
5 WAYS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS CAN SAFEGUARD THEIR DATA
- Back up your data daily
- Have a good firewall
- Install antivirus software on all computers
- Use an anti-spam system
- Use multiple backups
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