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BDR Is Better Than Just Data Backup Alone

BDR Is Better Than Just Data Backup Alone

Maintaining a proper data backup system is one of the most important parts of business continuity, even if it’s something you’d rather not think about. If you don’t take data backup seriously, your organization is at considerably greater risk. We’ll walk you through the proper steps to make your organization’s future more secure through data backup.


Data Backup vs Disaster Recovery: What’s the Difference?
Some organizations use data backup and disaster recovery as if they are interchangeable, but they are two very different things. In reality, data recovery isn’t possible without data backup, and vice versa.

Data backup consists of actually creating the record of your data to be restored at a later date, whereas disaster recovery is how and when you restore the data from the data backup. Basically, one of them can’t happen without the other, and they are both integral parts of the business continuity process.

Details on Data Backup
When considering data backup prioritize the data that will ensure minimal operational deficiency during the restoration period. In other words, how much data is acceptable to get back into a situation where your business can operate as intended? Remember, the best backup system is one that happens automatically, so think about how the process is being initiated, too. The ideal solution is one that isn’t affected by user error.

Details on Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery is focused primarily on how long it takes for a restoration to occur. In other words, how fast can you get back to a decent state of operations following a disaster. A significant part of this process is ensuring that you have access to a data backup in at least three locations: one on-site, one in the cloud, and one located in a secure off-site data center. It's important to regularly test your backups to ensure that your process works, in advance of a disaster. 

Machado Consulting can help your business implement an all-in-one Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution, enabling even a small business with a limited budget to maintain a proper data backup system. You’ll be prepared for even the worst circumstances. To learn more, join us for a Lunch & Learn at the Hanover Theatre, on April 17, 2019. Click here for details.

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Disasters Aren’t Always Caused By Disasters

Disasters Aren’t Always Caused By Disasters

Disasters are a very real possibility that businesses have to deal with, but not all disasters come in the form of a flood or fire. You can predict weather effects that can create problems for your business, like thunderstorms and ice storms that bring down power lines, but you can’t possibly predict when and how your organization will suffer from a data loss incident. We’ll discuss in-depth how your business can save itself the trouble of dealing with cyberattacks and user error--particularly in regard to data backup and disaster recovery.

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How to Ensure You and Your Business is Hurricane-Ready

How to Ensure You and Your Business is Hurricane-Ready

As headlines shout about Hurricane Florence approaching the East Coast later this week, with Helene and Isaac also stirring in the Atlantic Ocean, the most important thing is you and your family’s safety. We’ve put together some helpful links we’re hoping you won’t have to use:

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How Much Damage Can The Weather Do To Your Business? Lots.

How Much Damage Can The Weather Do To Your Business? Lots.

Nobody ever wants to admit that their business has a problem with security. Unfortunately, as the one responsible for the future of your organization, you have to consider all possible outcomes of any potential data loss incident. Furthermore, many of these incidents are beyond your control. Thankfully, you can soothe the pain of a data loss disaster by thinking ahead and planning for the worst.

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Be the Hero Your Office Needs By Having a Disaster Recovery Plan

Be the Hero Your Office Needs By Having a Disaster Recovery Plan

Not all companies are prepared to deal with the costs associated with downtime. Any situation in which your organization cannot access important information or can’t operate with efficiency is something which needs to be prepared for; otherwise, you risk more than you know. We want to help protect your business when it needs it most.

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Just Because You Backup Your Data, Doesn’t Mean it Will Survive a Disaster

Just Because You Backup Your Data, Doesn’t Mean it Will Survive a Disaster

There’s a dangerous misconception that a lot of business owners have about data backup. Too often, an SMB will have a data backup solution in place and the business owner will feel like they’re fully prepared to handle a data loss disaster--without looking into the data recovery capabilities of their backup solution (or the lack thereof). This kind of oversight can lead to a very costly surprise when a disaster strikes and there’s no easy way to restore the lost data.

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Disaster Preparedness Includes Planning For Data Recovery

b2ap3_thumbnail_prepare_for_the_worst_400.jpgToday is Disaster Preparedness Day! This means that there’s no time quite like the present for preparing for potential future data emergencies. While the type of disasters vary immensely depending on your business’s geographical location, every business needs a disaster recovery plan implemented as soon as possible.

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All It Takes is an Instant to Lose Your Data

b2ap3_thumbnail_do_not_lose_your_data_400.jpgYou’re walking your dog when all of a sudden, you get this game-changing idea for how to manage your technology. You get excited to integrate it into your IT strategy, but by the time you get home, the thought is gone and you can’t remember it. This “Eureka” moment is just like data loss; it could occur at any time, and without warning, whether you’re ready for it or not.

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Did You Know? Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Are Two Different Things

b2ap3_thumbnail_backup_or_disaster_recovery_400.jpgEvery business owner knows how important data backup is to their company's continuity plan, and they realize that a disaster recovery solution can help save them in the event of catastrophe. However, some businesses think they are the same thing, and they are sadly mistaken. While they are similar, a backup is not a disaster recovery solution.

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C-C-Click Click, and Other Symptoms of Hard Drive Failure

b2ap3_thumbnail_click_click_400.jpgYour mind is racing at a mile a minute, and you keep a to-do list for all of the things you are supposed to do. Unfortunately, that to-do list is often forgotten about. You save it as a .DOC text file on your computer, which has been making a strange clicking noise lately. But one day, the clicking sound gets worse, and worse, and worse, until your computer stops working completely. Just like that, all of your data is gone, and that's when it hits you.

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