Blog / Fire Season Has Started In Alberta
As wildfire season is upon us, and we witness the unfortunate impact it has on numerous businesses, the importance of having a robust disaster recovery plan and reliable backups cannot be stressed enough. That’s why we felt compelled to address three vital aspects of effective backups that deserve your immediate attention:
Safeguard Your Backups during Evacuation:
If your business is located in an area at risk of evacuation due to wildfires, it’s imperative to take additional precautions. If you don’t have TRINUS offsite backup services in place, ensure that you bring your backup cartridges, tapes, or hard drives with you during the evacuation. This will provide peace of mind, knowing that you have the necessary resources to restore your operations if anything were to happen to your office premises.
Verify the Reliability of Your Offsite Backups:
While cloud backup services have become increasingly popular, not every organization has adopted them. Given the current wildfire situation, it is now more critical than ever to double-check whether your backup solution securely stores a comprehensive copy of all your crucial data. Many backup setups tend to overlook the offsite aspect, but it’s crucial to ensure that your offsite backups are up to date to mitigate any potential issues before they arise.
Test the Restoring Power of Your Backups:
Periodically testing your backups is essential to ensure their functionality and serve as a gentle reminder of how to restore data when needed. We recommend performing a monthly full restore of at least one backup, focusing on different devices each time. By doing so, you can rest assured that your backups are not only in place but also ready to come to your rescue in times of crisis.
Ensure Faster Recovery Time with TRINUS Offsite Backup:
If you find yourself worried about having an adequate backup solution or wish to ensure a faster recovery time in case of a disaster, we strongly encourage you to reach out to your TRINUS Account Manager today. Our offsite backup services can be tailored to meet your specific needs, taking into account internet speeds and budget considerations. Don’t let concerns about data security and recovery hold you back. Let us help you protect your business and minimize downtime.
These recommendations carry even more weight for those located in close proximity to the affected areas. Imagine being forced to evacuate due to an encroaching fire, only to discover that your backup system is not as reliable as you believed. Let’s avoid such a nightmare scenario together.
If you’d like help testing or restoring your backups, or would like to discuss your disaster recovery plan, contact TRINUS today and we’ll be happy to help out.