Five Best Practices for Online Data Backup

Congratulations, you have made the decision (or almost made the decision) to protect your data and business with online data backup. Or maybe you have determined it is time for you to reassess your current approach to data protection and add online data backup.

Whatever your situation, you should take the time to plan any new implementation or examine your ongoing operations for improvement. Over the next several weeks, we will be addressing five best practices you can adopt to increase the value and protection you get from online data backup.

In my 5 Reasons You Should Use Online Data Backup post, I discussed the top reasons for using online data backup and why a multi-tiered data protection architecture combining local and remote data backup is the only way to truly keep your data safe, and make sure it is always there when you need it to operate your own business. Too many companies become a statistic, finding out they could not restore the data needed to run their businesses when local operations experienced a “disaster”.  And remember a disaster could be as simple as hardware failure.

In this series, I’ll explore five best practices around the following online data backup issues:

  1. The Data Upload Gap
  2. Who’s in Charge?
  3. Remote Devices
  4. Test Restore
  5. Dealing with Data Growth