It can be your worst nightmare when you have a system go down; such as a core system for your business, your email or your actual website, there may have been a problem with a component or perhaps you were a target of a cyber attack - and had your website hacked. These are frequent occurrences we often see our new clients come in with.
And as a result, We've helped numerous clients reinstate their existing system or rebuild after their devastating losses. In some cases, there may not have ever been a backup made, which requires further investigation and possibly having to rebuild your system from scratch. With clients describing it as a 'heart breaking' process after building there website or system up over years. And then going through the process of knowing that this whole ordeal can be made exceptionally more efficient and can save a whole lot of heartache by simply making sure you've got a backup to work with.
So my questions for you:
- ---> WHEN WAS YOUR LAST BACKUP?
- ---> Have you backed up your actual computer with all of your important files?
- ---> Have you backup up your website so that if something does happen you have an alternative other than just to have to start again...
- ---> and have you added "backup" dates to your calendar??
Depending on your systems as to what type of backup is needed, There are plenty of tools available for you to efficiently make a backup copy of your system and provide you with peace of mind.
One other tip- STORE EXTERNAL!!!
Make sure you backup your files or site in more than just one location or at very least on an external location...
So for example;
If you're backing up your computer, don't store the backup copy on the computer - pick up an PORTABLE HARD DRIVE from Officeworks or Big W and store your files there... if your computer hard drive crashes you have the PORTABLE HARD DRIVE as an alternative.
If you're backing up your website, download a copy to your computer or store on another location outside your website hosting.
Lastly put it into your calendar... make sure it's a regular event to backup your systems. Even if you lose a little of your data with restoring an slightly older backup, at least it's better than having to start again...
Don't fall victim to something you can actively take action against.
If you're not backing your systems up and need a hand please feel free to message our page. We will happily help get you underway.