If your business relies on technology, then it’s essential that you recognize how vital having sound systems of backup will be in the long run. If you have spent a lot of time, money, or energy on an idea and all of that effort is represented in a digital or virtual format, then what happens if your only source of that information gets damaged, lost, or corrupted? It can be a catastrophic failure. That’s why, for every critical piece of data that you have, there should be multiple copies of it across various sets of media.
You can look at your system of backups from a few different perspectives. First of all, any creative work that you have needs to be in more than one place and preferably should be in at least three. There are many different automated systems that can help you do this. Second, you need to back up your primary business server. Yes, you already have a backup system for your creative work, but you also need a backup system for all of your data and infrastructure. Lastly, if you want to make sure you have current backups for everything, then your backup system needs to be on a reliable cellular or Wi-Fi circuit. All of your data needs to be transferred immediately to different places when you’re working on it, which means you have to be connected to a reliable Internet connection for automated processes to work like they’re supposed to.
Backing Up Your Creative Work
How many horror stories have you heard about digital artists who are working on a piece of a project, only to find out that some important aspect of it got erased accidentally? It is a much more common problem than it should be. If you are consistently connected to a backup service, you should have real-time updates of your most important work in several different places all at the same time. If you work on your primary projects as they exist on a separate cloud platform, this tends to be the most secure way of handling this.
Backing Up Your Server
Outside of your creative work, all of your professional and infrastructure data needs to be archived and backed up as well. To do this, you can use server backup companies, techniques, methods, and processes. It works identically to the creative backup method, but it might have a more corporate sensibility attached to it, and there might be additional encryption or security associated with them.
Ensuring Reliable Cellular and Wi-Fi Connections
It is important to note that if you plan on having real-time backups for your most important creative work and infrastructure elements, you need to always be on a reliable cellular stream or connected to a strong and consistent Wi-Fi signal. Backups can run into synchronization issues if automated connections aren’t working correctly.