September 22nd, 2016 by ClientTech
Unfortunately, we don’t always get a heads up before a disaster takes place. The recent floods that devastated our area is a prime example of this. That is why it’s vital for all businesses to have a disaster recovery plan. A recovery plan consists of the backup of any important data.
A backup is simply a copy that is kept in another location for safekeeping. A backup can be kept on a cloud backup, hard drive or flash drive. Though many believe it to be, storing a copy of your data in a separate folder on the same device is not a backup that will be protected in case of hard drive failure or some other disaster. A proper backup is done on a completely separate device.
All businesses should develop an IT disaster recovery plan.
- The first step in doing this is to compile an inventory of hardware (servers, laptops, desktops, and wireless devices).
- The next step would be to identify critical software applications and data and the hardware required to run them.
- Set up an automated backup option that will ensure your files are backed up automatically every so often.
The recent floods have shown us that even with precaution natural disasters as such can destroy devices. There are methods in which you can have a successful recovery of your hard drives after water damage.
- Do not attempt to dry out and use wet equipment
- Properly seal devices and immediately seek professional help
- Never try recovering data using utility software, this may lead to corrosion and cause more destruction
It is important that not only you follow the above tips but to have an emergency contact for a local IT company, such as Client Tech on file.
Contact us at (225) 753-6682 to discuss ways in which we can assist in your disaster recovery.