Up and to the Right | 2016 Week 45 | Backups on a Budget

Backups on a Budget

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Online Backup Solution: Crashplan

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg (Audible Version) and the dead tree version here.
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Show Notes

Have you ever lost valuable data on because of a hard drive failure? Lost a USB drive? Just accidentally deleted a file that you really needed?

Data loss happens!

It's actually easy to put together a working backup system that will give you good data protection and the piece of mind that goes along with it. The great news is that it doesn't have to be expensive or complicated and you probably already own most, if not all, of the equipment that you need.

Why backup?

Aside from simply wasting time recreating work you've already done here are several categories of documents that you should really consider having a backup for:

  • Tax/Accounting
  • Legal/Business
  • Customer Service
  • Intellectual Property
  • Production
  • Compliance (ISO, FDA or OSHA to name a few)

Losing data in these categories can be pointedly damaging to your business.

How to backup?

Download the worksheet in the resources section above and listen to the podcast and walk step by step how to put together a simple but flexible backup solution for your business.

What will you need?

  • Internet Service
  • Printer/Scanner (if you need to backup paper documents)
  • External hard drive
  • Online backup solution such as Crashplan, Carbonite, iDrive or Backblaze (there are more)

So that's about it folks... It's time to roll up our sleeves and get to work!


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