If you’re just backing up to an external hard drive and leaving that hard drive near your computer, your files aren’t completely safe. Yes, that backup protects you if your computer dies, or if your external hard drive dies. It’s definitely better to use two separate hardware devices than just one. But those backups won’t prevent you if your home or office catches fire, floods, or is damaged in another disaster. Or, perhaps someone breaks in and steals or damages your hardware — computer, external drive, and all. This is also why it’s a bad idea to just carry an external backup drive around in your laptop bag — if your laptop bag is stolen or lost, there goes your computer with your files and its backups. Whether you’re backing up to an external hard drive, putting copies of your important files in USB flash drives, burning them to discs, or even backing up to a file server located in your home or office, there’s still a single point of failure. Any damage or theft that occurs at your home or office could destroy all copies of your important files.
If a user deletes a crucial business file by accident and a backup rolls over the last saved backup, you may have just lost time and money. By having a repository of backups going back 30 days you can easily retrieve data that may be missing today. Customer frustration, employee efficiency and business functionality disruptions can be averted with proper backup & restore protocols. Also with the threat of ransomware, data may be backed up, but without historical backups you present your company with the threat that a ransomware application could have already manipulated the files. When you attempt to retrieve them, the time limit allotted from the ransomware exploit may have expired. Having 30 days allows you to retrieve data prior to the ransomware threat and the ability to continue business without being hijacked from malicious malware, ransomware or viruses.
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