Our team has been working diligently this holiday weekend to prepare as #Elsa approaches. We would like to wish our staff, clients, and community a Happy 4th of July. As we watch the path of Tropical Storm Elsa, now is the time to,
- Run Specialized Server backups and backups on critical machines - Backup critical equipment like Firewall/Switch Backups - Copy backups to external drives/Mobile devices - Copy backups to the cloud or a NAS if you have the ability - Identify critical employees and other parties of interest, such as your payroll company or your copier company. - Employees responsible for critical equipment and backups - Prepare now for a shutdown of operations. - Communicate with all departments to ensure that a backup of critical data is stored on an external hard drive and cloud server. - List all active Internet communication channels for all of your sites. - Prepare to protect all equipment staying onsite. - Ensure adequate protection from electrical surges and water damage.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼 𝗶𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗮? For those of you using an iPhone, iPad, and Mac, we recommend using the built-in iCloud service. For backing up online with the latest version of Windows, you can use Microsoft's One Drive. Cloud services are excellent. They run in the background keeping your files up to date and stored on secure servers. While cloud services lack some features, they handle the essential tasks for home users, like keeping family photos backed up. For business users and serious home users, it's best to consider a managed backup solution.
Coastal Computer Consulting has designed a backup solution that backups your system continuously with 24/7 monitoring. We set it so you can forget it. The online services mainly provide backups for files, but the benefit of using our managed solution is we backup your entire system so you can be back up and running as fast as possible when data loss happens. With ongoing backups, we can also protect you against minor data loss, such as deleting a Word document by accident.