In the event of a data-erasing disaster, can you afford to be down for days?  Not many successful businesses could. This month, we share with you the 3 easy (but critical!) steps to make sure you never have to experience extended downtime, data loss or corruption: desktops and laptops.
1. Keep an on-site AND off-site copy of your data. You never want to rely solely on an on-site backup. If a fire, flood, natural disaster or burglary happens, you’re out of luck. Plus, it’s smart to have a backup of your backup – especially when it comes to your business’ data!

2. Throw your old tape-drive backups out the window! If you’re still using tape drive backups you could be in for a HUGE surprise when you try to pull the data off of them. Tapes are highly volatile and have a failure rate of 100%. ALL tape drives fail at some point, and often without warning. Plus swapping tapes is a major pain! There are far easier and more reliable ways to back up your data. If you want some suggestions, please call our office.

3. Image your server and workstations. Imaging your server and workstations is similar to taking a “snapshot” or “picture” of your hard drive. Not only does it make a copy of the information (data) that is stored on them, but it also makes a copy of all the software programs, personal settings, favorites, desktop icons, network settings, printer configurations and EVERYTHING exactly as it is in your current computer. This will enable you to be back up and running in 60 minutes instead of days (depending upon the circumstances), because rebuilding a server that has crashed or been otherwise incapacitated, takes time.


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Power Up with John Hassler is a blog distributed by Tech 2020 Solutions, and written by John Hassler, President and Founder of the company.  To reach John, contact him at 516.876.8761 or via email at news@Tech2020solutions.com.  Connect on Linked In and Facebook.