Do you backup?
I recently had a bit of a scare – our website was down and I couldn’t log in to find out what had happened.
All sorts of things went through my head; had we been hacked? Forgotten to pay our bill? Had the server company messed up?
As it turned out it was a simple script error that was easily fixed but it certainly gave me pause for thought.
How would I go about restoring a backup?
Did we even have a backup?
They are the sort of questions that as owners of IT assets we need to think about.
But something else occurred to me – how often do we make backups of other things?
I knew of course that we’d gone to the nth degree with our client data. It’s the one area I felt confident about.
But then I naturally thought about IT type resources such as word documents and scans.
Then I thought about all the other things that I use in my day to day work.
What would happen if we had a fire and I lost all the paperwork in the office? How would I even set about starting to rebuild?
I realised that a lot of the information that I’d need. Such as the name and telephone number of our insurers were kept in the office!
We’re safe now but it’s a point worth thinking about for your business and home life. If there was a disaster how would you go about starting again?