Is your important data actually being backed up?

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  – Benjamin Franklin

A few years back, I was providing business computer support at a company’s office, and I asked if they have a backup of all of their different data and when was the last time they confirmed was successfully backing up. They were “pretty sure” they did have a backup, even showed me their backup tape drive and the two tapes they swapped out.

But a quick 20 second check of their backup logs showed us there had been no backup in almost two years! Continue reading Is your important data actually being backed up?