The 3-2-1 rule – A great benchmark for data backup

When it comes to your business, you can never be too careful.

Whether you, or a member of team, were to accidentally delete an important document, or you are faced with something more sinister, like a fire or Ransomware attack, you need to ensure that you can still get access your data.

We use the 3-2-1 Rule, advocated by Veeam Veeam partner backup logo

So what is the 3-2-1 Rule?

Three steps to become compliant …

Step One – keep 3 copies of data, your primary data set and at least 2 backups, in case anything should go wrong. Access to data is essential, to the smooth running of your business, so make sure that it is well protected!

Computer storage destroyed by fireStep Two – store on 2 different types of media

What would you do if there was a common fault, preventing you from accessing your data? To negate risk, store copies on 2 different types of media e.g. keep primary data stored on a server and additionally backup to Network Attached Storage (NAS).

Step Three – keep 1 backup offsite

Protect against an unlikely event, such as a fire or flood by backing up to the Cloud.  Cloud Storage offers the ideal offsite storage solution, it’s convenient, cost effective and requires no manual intervention.

Have you implemented the 3-2-1 Rule in your business?

If it’s all too confusing and you’re not sure what to do next, to protect your most valuable assets, then have a look at the backup options.

Speak to a member of the team and they will quickly identify what you have and highlight any possible requirements to ensure your backups adhere to the 3-2-1 rule.

Freestyle IT are very professional and methodical. They keep you informed and are always happy to take the time to explain why technical issues are occurring and recommend the most effective resolutions. Ticketed issues are never signed off until we, the clients, are completely happy with what they have done. They always provide great follow up.
Les Colquhound, Director/Owner, IC Printing
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