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Most people realize that backing up your critical data is important. Technology can betray you at any moment, so it’s prudent to have copies of your files safely stored at a different location than the original. But, is that enough? Just store your data on the Google cloud service and your data is secure? Experts disagree.

This is why they have come with some cardinal data backup rules that every individual and business should pay heed to when backing up their data. For your convenience, we have listed them below.

  • Backup rule #1

    So, you have made a backup of your data, it is stored on an external device or on a cloud storage service, now you have peace of mind? You should be worry free? If the data is not important that is. Experts say that any important data should have more than two backup copies. The first rule of data backup - make at least 3 copies of all your vital files. Making multiple backups may get a bit complicated; to simplify the process and protect the integrity of the data, use our CloudBacko backup solution.

  • Backup rule #2

    The second backup rule - never keep all your backup copies in the same location or even in the similar type of storage type. Always use different platforms or storage devices to store your backup data. For example, if you have a data backup on Amazon’s cloud service, then the second copy of the data backup should be stored locally. Our backup solution, CloudBacko, will allow you to backup your data on any location you want.

  • Backup rule #3

    The third rule is all about keeping the copies of your backup data secure. Even multiple copies of your backup data will be for naught if you don’t keep them safe. Cloud storage, local backup, and anywhere else you have placed your backup should offer ample security for your critical files. Apply strong and secure passwords and ask for the best encryption in the case of cloud storage. CloudBacko can help you keep your backup secure by providing that much needed extra level of security with its AES 256-bit data encryption both during transit and at rest.

If you follow the rules above, you will never have to worry about parting with your crucial data ever again. Please share your thoughts on the topic with us by leaving your comments below.