Backups are an important instrument to ensure that data and related files can be restored in case of loss or damage. Among the most common causes for data loss are:
A backup strategy in one sentence would be: Make at least three backup copies of the data on at least two different types of storage media, keep storage devices in separate locations with at least one offsite, regularly check whether they work, ensure you know the process and follow it. In the tabs below the steps to create a backup strategy are outlined in more detail.
In the following, two scenarios will be used to illustrate the importance of backups and to highlight some of the things that are important to consider when planning a backup strategy. After reading through the scenarios, take a few minutes to think about what could have been done to prevent data loss. Afterwards, you can open the tabs to see our diagnosis.