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Some Data Backup Checklists For Users

In many of my previous articles, I have discussed it that you need to make sure that you backup your data. When you do data backup, you are protecting your data from eventual loss. Having a data backup will ensure that you are able to quickly restore your data if anything happens to your data. In this article, I want to show you some data backup checklists that you need to consider when you need to back up your data. Follow me as we are going to look at this together in this article.



Here are some of the data backup checklists…

  • Backup important documents, photos, and favourite emails to CD, DVD or any other external device at regular intervals. 
  • Keep backup data in a safe place.
  • Keep important data in multiple locations
  • Use encryption techniques to protect data
  • Check for automated backup and scheduling features when selecting a backup tool and service as manual backups are liable to human error. 
  • If you are using an online backup and data recovery service, check the service provider’s stability and track record.
  • Continue to verify your backup service for effectiveness. 


Physical security checklists…

  • Survey the building and deal with obvious problems. 
  • Use strong doors for locks and windows.
  • Install appropriate air conditioning and fire detection in special rooms. 
  • Maintain a temperature of less than 30 degrees centigrade and humidity between 20 and 80 percent in the computer room.
  • Make a backup of sensitive information and keep it in a safe place. 
  • Minimise the amount of sensitive information and papers left on desks. 
  • Lock the documents in cabinets.


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