World Backup Day - How to back up your data

Check today if your data is protected.

March 31 is World Backup Day - although the following day is April 1, this day has little to do with joking around. World Backup Day reminds us all how important it is to back up our data and how much damage can be done if it is not backed up. World Backup Day has been around since 2011 and the purpose of the day is to bring attention to backup

Why should I back up my data?

Data loss is more common than you think. As an individual, have you ever lost a picture, document, or other file? Those types of data count too and could have been saved with a backup. For businesses, data loss can mean a significant financial loss, which can lead to insolvency.

According to statistics, 30% of all people have never carried out a backup, 29% of all data losses are caused by accidental deletion, and one in 10 computers is infected with a virus per month. These and many other causes are the reasons why you should set up a regular data backup.

Every day, companies lose data

Every day, businesses and home users lose large amounts of data because a simple procedure was not performed - the backup.

How should I back up my data?

Back up your data regularly. Whether it's daily, weekly or monthly, decide that based on how often the data changes. With Langmeier Backup 9.1 you can schedule the backup to run automatically in the background. As confirmation, you will receive an email log, which you briefly review. The father-father-son principle of data backup was developed especially for companies. This allows you to keep multiple versions of backups available and use different backup media. A nice saying from America is: "Back up the Backup". At least one backup should be backed up externally. Companies should use backup storage from their local IT partners. Compared to large cloud solutions, this has the significant advantage that the IT partner is available in the event of an access problem. Because if you want to restore a file in Google Drive, but the message "This file has been locked due to a violation of the terms of use."  fails, you have to resign yourself without a solution and with a lost file.

What do I need to back up?

You should backup data that has emotional value; And you should backup data that has financial value. Many users also back up the operating system, even though it can be reinstalled at any time. They do this because restoring the operating system via backup is easier than reinstalling the operating system along with all installed applications.

What you should do now

You should download and install Langmeier Backup 9.1 now and use it to set up a backup. Start backing up your data on "World Backup Day". Stay on the safe side. If you want a consultation or installation support, then contact us please. When it comes to backup, we are the right people to contact.

What do I need to do today if I already have a backup?

If you already have a backup, regardless of the manufacturer, then you should check it today. Is the backup running as required? Has the backup agent started? Is the media writable and has it been written to correctly? Check the last three backups to see if they are complete. Any good software will provide logs that you can check for errors. If you find problems, then contact your local IT partner or take steps yourself to improve. Contact our customer service if you need our help.

To help businesses ensure the quality of backups, we have described a process . Companies can integrate this process into their daily operations. Companies that implement it this way lay the foundation for being protected from data loss in the long term.

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