Don’t fall into the old paradigm of “it will never happen to me.”
While there is certainly a chance that you will never have a need for the backups you make of your files, if something does happen to your computer you will certainly be glad that you have them. And you do not have to backup your entire computer, although this is certainly something that many people do, but only the files that are of the most importance to you.
Offsite backup is something that could save your company’s life, and your sanity!
If you have a large amount of data — financial or otherwise — that you can’t afford to do without, then you need offsite backup. It can have simple or complicated functionality, but its most basic use is safeguarding your data from accidental or intentional destruction. Online backup systems are typically built around a client software application that runs on a schedule determined by the level of service the customer has purchased. If the customer has contracted for daily backups, for instance, then the application collects, compresses, encrypts and transfers data to the service provider’s servers every 24 hours.
Basically, offsite backup is what it sounds like:
You have a backup set of data that is nowhere near your main place of business. Some or all of the data that flows from computer to computer each and every day is also stored on a server that is physically far away from your office. That way, in the event of a catastrophe, you will not lose every shred of your important data.
You control how often your data is transmitted to the offsite backup.
Most companies make a total backup of their data every day or every week, depending on the amount of data they use on a daily or weekly basis. Some companies, particularly large financial institutions, might make several virtual or physical trips to the offsite backup every day.
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