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13
Apr
2018

3-2-1 Rule for Backup

3-2-1 Rule

Data backup is more complex than ever for businesses today, as companies strive to protect physical, virtual and cloud environments. “These incidents prove that today, more than ever, all companies need a comprehensive data protection plan, so that at least one copy of data will always survive.” It is recommended that companies follow the 3-2-1 rule: Make three copies of every piece of important data, store that data in two different formats and keep one copy offsite. Here’s a further breakdown.

Three copies ensure that no single event will wipe out all the data.

Two formats likely includes an internal drive plus external media (disk, tape, network, cloud, etc.)

One copy offsite protects data against physical disasters like theft, fire or flooding.

Data loss is a question of if, not when. The faster that companies implement the 3-2-1 rule and establish a plan, the better equipped they’ll be to prevent an incident from escalating to a disaster.

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Source: TechRadar

Mark Coleman
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Director of Brainworx Computer Services and the sub brands of Mailworx and Dataworx

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