Disaster Recovery Horror Story #8: The 7 Deadly Sins of Backup and Recovery

Over the next several weeks, we will outline some of the most common disaster recovery mistake companies make, mistakes that could have disastrous outcomes. We like to call these the 7 Deadly Sins of Backup and Recovery. The first of these disaster recovery sins is backing up only your data.

This is a fairly common mistake. Many business owners believe they need only back up their business data. However, this could not be further from the truth. Everything needs protection, not just user data. Disaster recover processes should also include backups for operating system layers and applications. This allows users to quickly recover and restore everything.

With so many patches and updates layered into most operating systems, a full rebuild is close to impractical, not to mention risky. This assumes that you can find the optical media, locate the license keys, and apply patches in the right sequence.

Do the right thing and back up your operating system, applications, and critical business data. Taking the time to backup everything now ensures it is there when you need it in the future.

Disaster Recovery Services in Baltimore, Maryland

At Working Nets, we were founded to provide small businesses in Baltimore and the surrounding area, businesses like yours, with the expert information technology support they need to not only survive, but thrive. Our disaster recovery services help ensure your vital business data is kept safe and secure, providing you with a peace of mind that is unequalled.

Did you know that 43% of companies that experience major data loss never recover? 51% close within 2 years. Don’t let this happen to you. Pick up the phone, call Working Nets today, and stop playing Russian roulette with your business.

If you have any questions about Disaster Recovery, please contact Working Nets by calling (443) 992-7394 or visit WorkingNets.com today! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+.


The 7 deadly sins of backup and recovery