Data Backup Disaster Recovery

Get to know about data backup and disaster recovery.


At least each and every one of the organizations has a database for the organization’s data and information records, some of which give the organization its mandate to exist and transact its businesses. And to stay on the safer side of events, organizations have been known to keep data backups for their firms, and even device strategies of recovering data and information that might have been lost accidentally.


Here we take a review on some of these strategies, techniques and benefits of data backups and disaster recovery, including:




  • The need for data backups and disaster recovery

  • Familiarize yourself with disaster recovery

  • Strategies of data backup and disaster recovery



The need for data backups and disaster recovery



Data backups and disaster recovery are extremely business oriented strategies of handling data and information for future use or recapturing information that was lost under unavoidable circumstances i.e. theft and burglary. Data backups are thus very important, as they can be needed desperately when an individual or an organization cannot seem to trace the original information, perhaps because of theft or accidental incidences like fire outbreak.


When talking of disaster recovery, we may be referring to either the natural disasters like an earthquake or it could most likely be a technical disaster, like your hard disk or Compact disk getting crashed with everything stored in it. For sure, anything can happen anytime you never expected. You got to have a data backup for your own good.


No special skills are required to make data backups, and so any organization or individual that is seriously concerned about his/its information can have duplicates of the same data/information well secured elsewhere. It’s however, very important to understand the modern (technological) strategies and systems used in keeping data backups and retrieving information lost under mysterious situations.



Familiarize yourself with disaster recovery



You should at least be able to remember the closest point possible at which your data/information got lost. This is called recovery point, the point at which the loss event took place. If it were a business organization, the person in charge of data and information management should at least be in a position to tell the length of time between data loss and recovery of the business process/function.



Strategies of data backup and disaster recovery


Creating and managing data backups is pretty simple and clear. When you are dealing with a larger amount of data and information, there are some standard practices you may have to adhere to. These have to do with the compression of data, de-duplication or removal of redundant records and re-factoring (consolidating your data backups). These three techniques are used to shape your huge amount of data into a minimal size for easier and more efficient storage. You can do this by encrypting the data (converting the data into codes).




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