Published on June 22nd, 2018 | by Manas Kumar0
Why it is Important to Backup Data
Computers are machines and you never know what might go wrong with them. Computers have become a necessity in today’s era because they are being used in almost everything, from running businesses to teaching in schools, from operating machines to doing money transactions etc.
One of the biggest nightmares a person can experience is when the data on their computer gets corrupted or lost for any other reason. The trouble doesn’t start when data is lost, but when there’s no data backup available.
Backing up data lets you bring back the data you’ve lost. It’s like hitting the rewind button and making your computer go back to the previous state before a tragic accident took place. But not everyone has an appliance that converges enterprise backup, which is why many people end up in trouble.
Here’s why it is important to backup data:
To Recover Lost Or Damaged Data
Computers are operated by humans and humans are bound to make mistakes. Accidentally deleting important files, overwriting data or even forgetting passwords of a protected file are pretty common issues.
You must backup your data so that you do not have to deal with any problem in case you have lost or damaged data.
Protection Against System Crashes
System crashes are common when power failure is an issue. These can be due to various issues, but most importantly weather conditions that can cause power failure.
When your system crashes randomly, unsaved files may get affected. A good way to prevent this from happening is to have ‘Auto Save’ feature on. But, what about the files that get corrupted due to such crashes?
The only way to recover such files is to turn to backups, which is why it is important that you backup all your data.
Helps If Deployment Goes Wrong
A new IT guy or sometimes even an experienced one can make a blunder while deploying a piece of software on a system.
Imagine a situation where you have to shut down an antivirus program in order to install a piece of software. Believe this or not, some software need antiviruses to be installed for them to be installed properly, but doing so just puts your system at risk as it may get infected while the antivirus is not working.
If it happens, you can turn to a backup so that you do not lose any of your data. Other than that, accidentally making changes to a program can also cause trouble. Data backup can help with that too.
In Case Of Theft
When we speak of backup, we don’t mean to backup data on the very system where the data is. You need to backup data to a separate location or even better, on a virtual storage space such as the cloud. This will give you peace of mind in case a theft situation takes place and your system gets hacked or your data gets stolen.
With a backed up data system on a virtual storage space, you can always get the data back no matter where you are or what system you’re using. It ensures utmost security and peace of mind.
Clean System Off A Deadly Virus
Today, there are viruses that can wipe off the entire data on a system in a jiffy. These viruses mostly invade into systems where security is low, due to the use of no antivirus program or outdated antivirus programs.
To avoid such a situation from taking place ever, your best bet is to backup the entire data. This is because some viruses can be hard to remove and backing up data is the only solution..
These are a few reasons why it is important to backup data whether you’re a business or an individual. All in all, it helps you save money, time and effort as the loss of data can cause major problems.