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Best practice recommendations for database recovery 

Best practice recommendations for database recovery

The past year has seen rapid changes for IT professionals in charge of data backup. Such changes could be due to the new working norms and hybrid work options introduced by many employers. Protecting data in that scenario requires effective and reliable cloud backup services.

According to a Spiceworks’ Data Storage Trends in 2020 and Beyond survey, cloud storage adoption will sharply rise. Already 39% of companies use cloud-based storage infrastructure, and an additional 20% are projected to adopt it in 2022.

The survey also found that 31% are as comfortable storing data in the cloud as they are storing it on-premises, which is naturally a problem for remote work solutions. However, many managers still have difficulty trusting their data to the cloud, and security was still a major concern.

Instead of being in complete control of local storage resources, IT workers now leverage remote backup, with its management consoles and target storage resources residing in the cloud. Even companies that still require local, on-premises backups pivoted their strategies since most of the workforce—and their data—has largely left the building.

Accessing business applications from multiple devices has become the norm, with many businesses now turning to a cloud computing provider.

So how can you protect your data and support your day-to-day business?

Cloud backup was once mainly for small businesses that needed a fully managed service; it’s now an essential consideration for businesses of all sizes. You need to fully understand your processes in place before a potential system failure or issue occurs. Having a backup strategy that supports point-in-time recovery is critical.

Benefits of moving to the CPiO Cloud

Our objective with CPiO Cloud is to deliver quality hosted managed services, at a reasonable price, to take away the headache of running your IT and free up resources to help you get on with running your business.

The CPiO Cloud team are on hand to configure hourly SQL backups and advise when a full backup of the server is taken. We can take the complications and responsibility from your IT teams and ensure that if a disaster or system issue occurs, we can recover your application environment at that point in time.

What if I do not have CPiO Cloud?

We would advise the organisation (or your organisation’s IT provider) to know the answers to the following questions in case of a system failure or issue:

  1. Who manages your IT database backup strategy?
  2. Is it routinely tested and therefore reliable and credible?
  3. What is your backup strategy? Does it include the entire file system(s), business applications and all databases?
  4. Does the backup strategy allow for your IT Support function to quickly recover data should an issue occur? e.g. a journal posting error requiring the system to be recovered up to an hour earlier.
  5. Are your nightly backups fully complete? If you have a system issue and your backup strategy needs to be enacted, are you able to recover all of your work (ie: from 5 minutes ago, or would it be recovered to the night before?)

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR)

The most common cloud backup solution is one that replicates your file structures to a cloud server daily. This will allow you to individually recover files and documents, but it won’t allow you to perform a complete recovery of your entire system environment.

The recovery process consists of manually preparing the server operating system and third-party applications, such as Microsoft Office, and engaging with application specialists to reinstall the software and recover the data into the application stack.

Talk to us about the cloud services we offer or read over the full features and benefits of our CPiO Cloud.
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