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Prepare your business before catastrophe strikes. When it comes to data backup and disaster recovery (BUDR), being ready for possible disasters is crucial to keeping your business operating.  It’s not only important for companies to have disaster recovery and business continuity plans they trust, but to have Managed Services or an IT support company on board to make sure they are tested as well.

Prior to a disaster ever happening, business leaders must ask themselves the following questions:

  • Do you have IT solutions for disaster recovery in place?
  • Do you trust these technology solutions?
  • When was the last time your backup was tested?
  • How long does it take to recover from your current backup solution?
  • How long can you realistically be down? 1 hour? 1 day?
  • What is the financial cost of downtime to your business?
  • When a disaster occurs, is there an offsite copy?

A disruptive episode can be anything that puts a company’s processes at risk, as in   natural disasters, cyberattacks, power outages, and equipment failures.  Keep this Backup and Disaster Recovery (BUDR) checklist on hand. When the disaster moment happens, it is time to walk through these six critical steps:

Assess the problem:  Evaluate the trouble and its impact on your business.  Every disaster is different. Before doing anything, understand the underlying issue and how it may affect your business.  Is the issue local to one machine, or does it affect your entire system?  Have files been deleted?  Is the server down?  Are workstations down?

Establish recovery goals:  Recovery is what makes a Backup and Disaster Recovery (BUDR) solution different from a simple backup product. Design out your road to recovery through business continuity planning.  Restore the system, the data, or both? Should time be spent recovering files and folders before system recovery? Identify critical systems and prioritize recovery tasks. What date/time should you recover from?  How long can your recovery take?

Select the appropriate recovery type(s):  To get on your road to recovery, the appropriate disaster recovery procedure must be followed. Think about which approach will best get you to your end goal. It may be through file restore, local virtualization or off-site virtualization.

Verify the recovery and confirm functionality with users:  Once a recovery is verified, confirm that it interacts positively with users. A network assessment through IT consulting may check for network connectivity. Ensure all users can access resources and applications in the virtual environment.

Restore the original system:  If the original system needs to be restored, decide which restoration process will work best. This may be bare metal restore or virtual machine restore.

Self-assess afterwards:  Once all is said and done, take a step back and think about it.  How well did your business team do? What could you have done differently? What precipitated the failure?  What ongoing issues need to addressed? What can be done better in future Backup and Recovery scenarios?  Is it better to acquire IT supplemental support or just use IT Outsourcing for these unpredictable events?

Regardless of the size or company, when an unforeseen event takes place and causes day-to-day operations to come to a halt, TeamLogicIT Plano will help a business to recover as quickly as possible to ensure continuous services to clients and customers. If you would like to learn more about Backup and Recovery services go to teamlogicitplanotx.com or give us a call at (469.573.3743).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BACKUP AND RECOVERY

WHAT IS BACKUP MANAGEMENT?

A crucial part of a backup and recovery strategy is managing backups after you create them. Backup management includes deleting obsolete backups and performing periodic checks to ensure that backups are available and usable.

WHAT ARE THE 3 TYPES OF BACKUPS? 

Full backup, differential backup, and incremental backup are primarily the three types of backup.

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