Many businesses and organizations protect their valuable data by making a backup copy, making it one of the key components of the Company’s Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Strategy.
Data Backup – Why is it important?
Companies and individuals rely heavily on data. While man cannot survive without air, water, and food, businesses cannot survive without data. Forty percent of companies that do not have backup or disaster recovery programs do not survive the disaster.
Each company should appoint a backup manager who will manage the entire backup strategy, which includes backup solutions and tools. Backup scope, schedule, infrastructure. Examples: Network and Storage, Recovery Time Target (RTO), Recovery Point (RPO), etc. It is very important that companies have support strategies and solutions available. If not, it could be math.
Data Backup – What do you want to back up?
The primary function of the backup controller is to understand, interpret, and manage data that needs to be backed up and protected. To reduce the risk of data loss, you want to make a backup copy of files and websites, but you also want to back up your operating systems, applications, and configuration – all you can do. When using virtualization, you want to make a backup copy of your hosts and administrative console, not just your virtual machines (VMs). If you are using cloud infrastructure services (IaaS), you want to incorporate that into your device. Also, do not forget mobile devices – your CEO tablet can capture important company data that is less important than the data stored on your other servers.
Re-visit your storage range every time you change infrastructure. All new devices, solutions and services use data. His motto is “Make a backup copy of everything and make a backup regularly”. When choosing a backup solution, you need to make sure we can protect all your data. If not, some data may remain unsafe or you may need more backup solutions. For example, if you have a local server in your data centre, a solution that already supports your VM is not enough. Instead, you need to use several different solutions. Additionally, you need to use a single solution to make a backup copy of all devices and systems within the backup area.
Backup-RPO and RTO
After determining the width of the backup copy, the next important decision is to define the frequency of the backup and the backup system. Partners constantly change data, and in the event of a disaster, all data created between the last copy and the default will be lost. This period is called the Recovery Point Objective (RPO). This is the maximum time you intend to lose data on your system due to an event. Short for
RPO, small data loss, but archiving requires additional backups, additional storage capacity, and additional computer and network resources. The longer the RPO becomes, the more affordable it is, but you lose more data.
Many small businesses typically define a 24-hour RPO. This means you need to back up every day. With the latest backup solutions, you can use RPO in minutes. You can also use hierarchical RPO. Reduce RPO to critical systems and increase RPO to secondary systems.
Other important variables are the Recovery Time Objective (RTO). This shows how quickly you can recover from a disaster and return to normal activities. When a system goes down, the business loses money and needs to recover quickly to minimize losses. However, like RPOs, short RTOs are more expensive because they require faster storage, networks, and technology. For most companies, a few hours of RTO are typical.
Engage business stakeholders in systematic RPO discussions with RTOs. Once you have explained these, you can decide on a solution and maintenance.