You can probably guess some of the reasons, since we're all guilty of at least one of them, if not all. Let us know if you have others to add to the list!
Slacking Off the Backups
Backing up your data is a lot like software patches—it's one of those tasks you know is crucial and yet often seems to take a backseat to more urgent demands: an executive whose laptop is down, an Internet connection that suddenly broke, or any of a dozen other emergencies du jour. We all know the drill. Slacking off on backups is one of the most common mistakes made in any disaster recovery program.
Not Monitoring Your Logs
Backups can be a time-consuming, boring process which, in a quasi-manual mode, involves staring at a computer screen while enjoying a symphony of continuous whirring. The tendency is to turn away from the logs to work on something more interesting—and that’s when the Backup Failure monster strikes.
Neglecting to Test Your Backups
If you never actually try to restore a file, app or server, you’ll never really know if the data you need will be there when you need it. It’s very common for SMBs, and even enterprise IT shops, to neglect periodic testing, or to short-cut or dilute testing to save time. The fact is that even if you use an automated program that does most everything for you—testing is still the last mile.
Is There Anything You Can Do?
Absolutely! If you're suffering these issues because your IT staff is on overload, engage an expert IT service provider to manage this task on your behalf. The JDL TechWatch Managed IT Services team performs backups, software patching, equipment support, user help desk service, and many other services for a wide range of satisfied clients—and can do the same for you.
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Remember, data backup is the foundation of any business continuity and disaster recovery program....