What is a 3-2-1 Backup Strategy?
A 3-2-1 strategy means having at least 3 total copies of your data, 2 of which are local but on different mediums (read: devices), and at least 1 copy offsite there are many different ways to do this but we recommend this strategy as it is quick and easy.
So is all your data safe?
Can you cope with losing anything?
Why 2 onsite and 1 offsite?
If you are interested in backing up a laptop, Mac, PC or your server an onsite backup is a simple way of having quick access to your data. Should anything happen to your device and you have an onsite backup available, you can quickly get the majority of your data back, while yours gets fixed or replaced. If you remember to keep your backups fairly up to date, the exposure for data loss is fairly minimal, as you might only be exposed to losing the files that were on your device that had not yet been backed up.
Having an onsite backup is a great start, but having an offsite backup is a key component in having a complete backup strategy. Onsite backups are great if you need to get to them quickly, but unfortunately, having a backup near the device that it’s backing up means that both of those copies are susceptible to data loss. Are you covered if you suffer from floods, fires, theft, and earthquakes they can and do occur. Most often, if the two devices you have as your local copies are close together, they’ll both be affected if the unfortunate should happen. A continuously updated copy of your data that’s not in the same physical location as the other two is paramount in protecting your files.
Backing up is like investing!
The 3-2-1 plan is a great way of getting your files backed up. If you view your files as your investment capital, you want to diversify them as much as possible to limit your exposure should the unthinkable happen. Liquidity also matters, having a local backup and an offsite backup gives you more options for backup recovery. that’s why InfiniteLimits recommends starting with a 3-2-1 approach.
Where to start!
Why not get started with our 3-2-1 Service, we will help you will back up your data and keep a copy on site and we will also backup your data to a secure vault on Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure Cloud.
We also offer a Quick Standup service, if you lose a Virtual Machine and we have a backup from last night in the cloud then we can start your VM backup for you and get you up and running again in minutes, as you get your server fixed or replaced.
To find out more contact us