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Deploying backups but overlooking the need to make sure it works is a common error. We look at the why and how backup maintenance can ensure you can recover from your backups. (Source 1) The news reminds us to make sure backup can deliver. What suggestions CloudBacko make in this topic?

1. Monitor backup logs and reports

Are you sure your backups are running successfully every day? If not, you could be risking losing your valuable data in case of a disaster. That’s why you need to monitor and check your backup reports or logs daily. CloudBacko Go makes it easy for you by emailing you the backup report and alerting you if any errors or warnings occur. It will also alert you if any schedule backups failed to run.

2. Automated data integrity checks

Your backup solution should not only check the health of your backup data when it is backed up but also ensure that it is always recoverable. Imagine losing all your important files due to a system crash or a ransomware attack. But couldn’t restore them from your backup because it was corrupted or outdated? That’s why CloudBacko Go automatically performs weekly data integrity checks on your backup data stored on all backup destinations. This way you can rest assured that you can always recover from any disaster with ease.

3. Perform regular recovery tests

You should verify that your backups are complete, accurate and functional with regular recovery drills. You should also restore your backups to a different devices or locations to check if they work as expected. This way you can avoid any unpleasant surprises when you need to recover your data in case of an emergency.

4. Keep you backup software updated

Did you know that outdated or buggy backup software can compromise your data security and integrity? That’s why it’s important to keep your backup software updated with the latest patches or versions. CloudBacko Go takes care of this for you by automatically deploying all software updates for free. You don’t have to worry about missing any fixes, enhancements, or features that can make your backup software work even better.

5.Use Cloud Backup Services

You may want to use cloud-based backup providers or BaaS (Backup As a Service) providers. They use cloud services and infrastructure to scale up their services and keep your critical business data highly accessible and has good redundancy. CloudBacko Go backup service runs on Microsoft Azure. So does CloudBacko Drive, but with the added benefit of no egress or transfer fees. You can try it for free for 15 days here