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Backup vs Archive

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Backup vs Archive – an important differentiation most people don’t make The easiest way to choose between backup and archiving is to consider what data you’re storing and for what duration. Backup should be used for the rapid recovery of operational data. Backups are there to provide a fast method for recovering data that is current […]

Backup risk assessment, what are the options?

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Background It’s highly likely that your company’s data is subject to the following risks: Hardware failure Software fault User error Ransomware If you are affected by any of the above, there’s a high chance that you are going to need to restore your data from backup.  For points 1-3 any backup is fine, whether that […]

Backing up your website – manual versus cloud

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Backing up your website – manual versus cloud In my previous article I discussed why you should back up your website. Now I’m going to look at a few of the ways you can do this, as well as any downsides to the method chosen. Manual options File Transfer Protocol (FTP) One option for a […]

Website backups – Protecting your online space

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Have you found yourself asking questions like… Do I need to run website backups? Should I use a free method or a paid one? Can I automate it or should I do it manually? Whether you like it or not, at some point in your websites lifespan, it’s going to have downtime. There could be […]

Backup Solutions – Old and New

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As discussed in my previous blog post, I’m going to talk about a selection of products that may help you when choosing a backup solution for your business and its users. I am a firm believer in cloud solutions as they offer the most simplistic backups available. There is less hassle as there are no tapes to […]

Data Protection – Your company’s best friend

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Having a business without an effective backup system is a lot like living with a gambling addiction – you can roll the dice as many times as you want, but ultimately it all ends in loss. Below I will give two examples of why you, the individual or business owner, need to make sure you […]