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With the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season quickly approaching, this would be a good time to assess your I.T. disaster recovery procedures and plan ahead.
I.T. disaster recovery is no longer a term that applies to big companies only: since we all depend on computers and digital data more and more every day, medium and small businesses, as well as residential computer users should have an I.T. disaster recovery plan.
The basics of I.T. disaster recovery or disaster prevention are:
• Make sure you have UPS/surge protector units for your I.T. room installed (to cover servers, switches, routers, backup equipment) and for each of your office and home PCs, routers.
• Should a storm or hurricane approach your area, turn off all your computers and displays, place your desktop PCs about 1 foot above the floor to avoid any water damage in case of flooding, cover your displays, desktop PCs and laptops with plastic bags as well
• Scan important documents to keep a digital copy of them: in case of a flood or fire, paper documents will be prone to get destructed.
1. Keep a local backup of your data: this could be a USB-attached hard drive, a Network Attached Storage device (NAS), or, in some cases, a secondary internal hard disk drive acting as a backup drive. These backups should be regularly updated, to keep a fresh copy of your backed up data.
2. Also, we HIGHLY recommend using a cloud-based backup service to keep an off-site copy of your data in case of a total site, office or home loss.
Some of the reliable, affordable services are: http://idrive.com, http://carbonite.com, http://mozy.com.
Contact us to set you up with your own company or personal disaster recovery plan, or with any questions or concerns you might have.