Ways To Back Up Your Company’s Data
There are so many ways to back up your company data, from backing up those files on a remote server over the Internet to using an external drive. Your choice depends on several factors, like the size of the backup, portability and security requirements, setup complexity, budget, offsite, or onsite backup. Below are a few of them.
- External Hard Drives
External drives are common storage mediums. They are relatively cheap, easy to set up, provide multiple storage size options, and are usually large enough to store a lot of data. However, they are prone to failure like the hard drives in your computer, risk being damaged (when dropped) or misplaced (lost), and may run out of storage space as their size is fixed.
- Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Consider backing up your sensitive data on a NAS drive if you want to keep complete control of your data in the most reliable way. NAS drive appears like any other drive on your computer once you’ve got the device setup. The drive offers better data redundancy, performance using RAID configurations, and drive failure protection in real-time. However, NAS drive isn’t perfect even though they have fewer downsides than the external drives. One failed drive could lead to complete data loss depending on which RAID configuration you use.
- Cloud Backup
The latest trend in backup technology is storing your data in the cloud. When you store your data on the cloud, you can access it on any Internet-connected device. Your data are safe from disasters because cloud storage is offsite. There are plenty of cloud services available, which include Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud, and Dropbox. All these services can be used for backing up your folders and files. They will keep your data synced and encrypted with your locally saved copies.