Backup and Disaster Recovery

Backup and Disaster Recovery

The data stored on company’s computer systems is normally considered to be one of its most important assets. Data lost due to system failure or accidental deletion can have devastating effect.

Establishing a documented disaster recovery plan detailing how systems can be restored in different scenarios allows systems to be quickly rebuilt to resume normal operations. The single most important aspect of disaster recovery is to have a recent and reliable copy of all the data.

A well structured back-up regime allows data to be retrieved days, weeks and months later. Within a client/server environment all data should be stored on the servers to ensure that it is included within the backup. The backup media should be stored in a data safe or offsite to cover the possibility of a fire in the office.

Compupros Unlimited will develop a disaster recovery plan for your organization and deploy effective back-up devices and management software. Should it be required we can assist with restoring failed systems and restoring data.

Business Continuity Solutions

Compupros Unlimited offers business continuity and contingency planning solutions, these are of course essential and unavoidable tasks. However, the creation of a sound business continuity and contingency plan is a complex undertaking, involving a number of stages and discrete activities.

For example, initially it is necessary to understand the underlying risks and the potential impacts of disaster, these are the building blocks upon which a sensible business continuity plan or disaster recovery plan should be built. Then the plan itself must be created, which of course is far from trivial. Then there are the maintenance and testing phases, to ensure that the plan remains current.

If you connect it protect it! Compupros Unlimited recommends all systems be protected by UPS’s (Uninterruptible Power Supplies) or at the very least current surge protectors. Serge protectors and UPS batteries should be replaced at certain intervals as they will lose their ability to protect your equipment over time.