Why People Don’t Backup?
→ They are too busy with their business
→ They’ll do it later
→ Their current backup system, tape, etc. is not functioning
→ They’ll fix it later
→ They don’t remember to do it
→ They don’t really expect to have a problem with data loss
→ It happens to other people, not them
→ They assume that someone else is doing the backup
→ Make backups of all critical records such as accounting, employee data, customer lists, formulas, inventory
→ Keep a backup copy of computer’s operating system, boot files, and critical software.
→ Store a copy of all vital information on site, and a second copy off-site.
→ Make pre-arrangements with computer vendors to quickly replace vital hardware. Keep documentation of systems offsite.
→ Surge protect all computer and phone equipment through power and phone lines.
→ Consider business interruption insurance.
→ Don’t assume that just because IT hasn’t happened before, that IT never will.