Do you have back up storage solution for those most important of all product images like those special wedding favors you're hoping will help launch your catering business.
If not, you run the risk of loosing your most valuable product images…and plenty of other important data too.
There are a number of ideas for backing up data including both in-house and out sourced options.
Web developer Jason Dyck offers some simple suggestions and these are guaranteed to improve your data storage and backup strategy.
Read an overview of Jason's recommendations below and then try to determine how you might put one or more of them to good effect in your own data management approach:
- Store data often. Get in the habit of backing up your data regularly or, if possible, use a tool that automatically backs your data up regularly in case it slips your mind.
- Make multiple copies. The key to backing up data is to have more than one copy as insurance against loss or destruction.
- Store copies remotely. Specifically Dyke recommends a safety deposite box or even a friend's house so that if disaster (floor, fire, UFO attack) strikes your home office, your files will be safe
- Use mobile storage. As in a CD or flash drive. This will not only preserve your data but allow you to carry it around too.
- Use extra hard drives. These have the capacity to store vastly more information than their mobile counterparts but should at least be placed elsewhere in your home or business to provide some distance in the event your main computer system is attacked by a virus or some other disaster.
- Establish a server. If you have a network in your home or office with more than one computer linked to it, make one the server where all information is stored.
- Use external storage. Increasingly there are plenty of external data storage companies that can provide data back up offsite.
To read more of Jason Dyck's recommendations check out his "Data Storage Ideas" at OrganizingTips.net.