Data Backup

It is nothing but keeping a copy of files or databases for future retrieval in case of data loss or device failure. It deals with copying of original data, which is preserved and restored later in data loss scenario. Data loss could be in the form of deletion or corruption. Generally, organizations having large businesses perform backing up of data but it is, recommended for all, even in the case of personal computers. Almost, 60% business goes down upon data loss. Data is the major part of any organization; losing of it is intolerable and hence, backing up of data is mandatory.

Data on backup system is worth saving but managing the storage space and the process of backing up is complicated. Some prefer to implement Data repository Model for efficient storage and providing the structure for the same. Data security is one of the, challenging task.

Precautions

To prevent data loss, few precautionary measures are necessary as follows:

  • Regularly archiving the data: It involves the identification of critical and necessary data. This data should be archived using data archiving method regularly. Incremental backup, differential backup, full backup, complete drive image backups etc., are some of the data archiving methods.
  • Backing up data: Data can be backed up using CD/DVD-ROMs (may be for desktop computers), tapes, external hard drives, online backup, off-site data backup.
  • To back up data on PC:There are some data backup software utilities provided by operating system. This software helps to backup the data, it produces scheduling and backup takes place periodically depending upon the scheduling mentioned. External drives like CDs, memory stick etc are other few options for backing up the data. If the space on system happens to be less, then be selective in baking up the data.

Online data backup

The data is backed up on a remote server or hard drive located on a different location. Online providers handle it. It is a kind of off-site data backup. If you lose data, you just have to connect to the remote server or computer to restore your original data from anywhere. It involves data encryption before transmission. During transmission, care to be taken to avoid data accessibility by malicious users. The data should be stored in encrypted form and prevent unauthorized access. Data security is the major concern in online data backup.

This kind of data backup has many advantages like, data restoration from anywhere and anytime, automatically backing up, data is encrypted and stored with password protection and hence it is safe etc. The cost increases as the amount of data increases. If the amount of data is more, then the number of systems or computers required to store the data is more, thereby increasing the cost. It is better to maintain more than one number of copies of data as backup.

Off-site data backup

It involves an off-site location, wherein the data is stored. NAS (Network-Attached Storage), Disk drives are widely used to store the data. The data could be retrieved whenever, necessary from the off-site location. In this, the data first undergoes encryption followed by compression and finally, transmission to the off-site location. The data is stored securely on the off-site location. It provides, easy backup and restoration, data is secure and protected because of encryption etc.

Backup server

It is one of the ways of backing up the data in a compressed file. The compressed file is transferrable. By setting the time to perform regular backups, one can avoid losing data due to device failure or other reason. There are many such servers are available for low cost. D2D backup via SAN, D2D backup with NAS are other examples of backup server, which are costlier.

These days, backup for mobile phones are also available to avoid losing contacts and important data. One of the software, lookout mobile security serves the purpose.

Useful Links

Backup Outlook settings
Outlook is the part of Microsoft Office Tool, which is oftenly used to send mails to different parts of the world.Outlook consist of attributes like mails, contacts, schedules, tasks and calender. All the data stored in Outlook is automatically stored in a file called PST (personal storage table). In some cases your data might be deleted / lost from Outlook or your Outlook settings might be changed. To overcome such conditions you need to have a backup of your Outlook regularly. Remo Recover helps to create backup of Outlook in 4 restore points.

Deleted Data Recovery
Did you delete data accidentally? was it so important?, here is the solution. Data which is deleted can be recovered easily using Remo Recover, that has an advanced algorithm to scan for lost files. If you have a backup of your file then the situation has not been occured. So regularly create a backup file of your important data by storing them in CD, floppy disks, USB drives etc.

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