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The Importance Of Verifying And Testing Your Backup

Whether you are a small business or a large-scale company, losing any data can be equally as devastating  and can set you back hours, days or even weeks in extreme cases. This can cost you not only precious working hours but income as well.

Making a backup is a step in the right direction when ensuring your information is stored safely in a secure and separate location.

When creating a backup, it is extremely important to verify if your backup was successful. When your backup is completed, open the files individually to make sure that none of your data is corrupted in any way.

Storing your backup files is just as essential as even creating a backup in the first place. USB sticks and external hard drives can easily be lost. This is where off-site replication and cloud storage can be extremely helpful to your business.

It is very simple to save yourself a lot of valuable time by automating the entire backup process. This is by using a backup specific software. This software can automate and schedule backups daily or even hourly depending on your decided plan with your backup software supplier. Many cloud backup providers can also run an automated test, which can mount your backup and check to see if there are any errors. As a further security measure, at the end of the day you should always test your data yourself to ensure that what you are backing up is accurate.

For more information or to set up an automated backup service with vCloud, call us today at 1800 VCLOUD (825 683) or visit our contact page.