Please Check Your Backups

We’re trying to recover the second set of data lost by businesses within a week. In one case, there was a hardware related failure, then human error that erased the data. There was a backup but it hadn’t been checked and–as fate would have it–it was blank.
In the second case, human error erased the data. They picked us out of the phone book when they realized the data was gone. They told us they didn’t have a backup.
Please take the time to check your backups. You need to check to make sure:

  • You are backing up all the information you need to back up.
  • Your backup is running.
  • You can restore data from the backup.

A backup is like a fire extinguisher. You never know you need it until you need to use it. And then if it doesn’t work, it’s too late.