Best Practice for Backups


With the importance of data continuing to grow, it is important to make sure you and your company have the right tools in place if something were to go wrong.

A great place to start is using the 1-2-3 rule for backing up your data. This means having 1 copy of primary data (the data that is actively being worked on). A 2nd copy as a readily accessible and restorable local backup and a 3rd copy of your backups kept off-site in the cloud where it can be easily restored into a new environment in case of a disaster recovery scenario.

“Always keep your backups separate and secure from your local network as the ever-present threat of ransomware can cause serious havoc if your backups were to get encrypted along with your data.”

Cloud storage like OneDrive and SharePoint can be a cheap and effective method of backing up all your documents, desktop and pictures folders and comes bundled into all the common Office 365 licenses. OneDrive and SharePoint also provide excellent auditing and versioning functionality to help manage and revert from accidental edits or deletions.

If you would like to have a chat about how Both Brains can help with your backups, OneDrive or SharePoint storage needs, please email to get in touch.