Why You Need To Backup Your Data
Losing all of your data isn’t a fun experience, but it’s something you can avoid with the right backup in place. The primary purpose of the backup is to create a copy of data that can be retrieved in the event of a data failure such as software or hardware failure, data corruption, or a human-caused event, such as a malicious attack (malware or virus), or accidental deletion of data. Here are some four unfortunate situations that could happen when you don’t back up your site:
- You lose all the work done
It takes a lot of time and energy to complete work. This effort only multiplies with the years you’ve been working. Could you imagine losing years of work overnight? You’ll have to start all the work from the beginning again or hire someone to do it all If you don’t have any backups to restore from disaster.
- Loss of revenue during recovery
When you lose your data, some existing revenue may stop until you can completely restore them. Depending on the amount of data you’ve lost, this could be a long time—especially if you’re a small business. Time is lost during the recovery process, no new work can be initiated, and this further delays your time to market and impacts your ROI.
- Loss of time
Imagine the frustration of trying to do years of work again. Some data have been running for years with hundreds to thousands of documents, so if you haven’t done a backup and you lose those data, then you’ll have to start creating all again. It might take you years to get back to your starting point.
- Limiting endpoints
Enterprise data is managed across different devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. facilitating remote working culture and thus increasing the number of endpoints that store data. Therefore, if you don’t maintain backup protection for endpoint devices in the central repository, then you may lose your data.