Backup & Recovery

Eventually you will need to recover some data, it’s only a matter of time.  Ensure that you have reliable backup methodologies in place.  Backup should consist of multiple levels, preferrably local (onsite) and offsite. Backup media should be rotated offsite to be accessible in the event of a physical disaster or theft.

Backup methods and process include:

  • Evaluate backup needs
  • Determine duration that data needs to be kept
  • Determine how long data needs to be accessible
  • Setup local backup
  • Setup web-based or other offsite backup
  • Perform data recovery, as needed
  • Monitor backups to ensure completion
  • Periodically review data that is backed up
  • Disaster/Recovery Planning
  • Business Continuation Planning
  • Utilize more than one physical piece of media for backups (that is, more than one USB drive for example)