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  • A microbusiness running on one laptop is a single point of failure.  Running to BestBuy or the Apple Store may not resurrect the very important data trapped on a hard drive.

    I know someone who is such a business, and BestBuy told him that all was lost and he needed to buy a new PC.  He lost a lot of content because the tech on duty didn't have the skills to help and this business owner didn't have the understanding to make a wiser decision.

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  • It was never a case that people didn’t need a back up. It’s always a case people make excuses for poorly thought out situations.

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  • I’m going to disagree with your comment about Best Buy. Their primary role is to sell your consumables, equipment and software. The services (geek squad etc) are not a premier disaster recovery / data recovery point of contact lol.

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  • One last key point, data has always been important. It didn’t just start being important in the last few years lol.

    Overall I like the post and agree! 👍🏽✅

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  • One last key point, data has always been important. It didn’t just start being important in the last few years lol.

    Overall I like the post and agree! 👍🏽✅

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  • As soon as the business has important data/records. That's when it needs backup. Whether or not it is cloud is a different story...

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  • KrisLeslie wrote:

    I’m going to disagree with your comment about Best Buy. Their primary role is to sell your consumables, equipment and software. The services (geek squad etc) are not a premier disaster recovery / data recovery point of contact lol.

    I'm sorry, but I think you misread the context of my comment.  My comment wasn't about BestBuy.  It was about a bad business decision by it's owner where someone thought BestBuy would provide the solution after the fact.

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  • Backup is not synonymous with cloud...   Sheesh...

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  • If you don't have anything being backed up, is your business worth existing? Is there any value in a business with no backup?

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  • TB33T wrote:

    If you don't have anything being backed up, is your business worth existing? Is there any value in a business with no backup?

    Wow.  Elitist much? Are you actually suggesting that a business that can't afford data backup is worthless?

    I can all but guarantee that there are third-world businesses that are far more important to their communities than you seem to appreciate, who also can't afford data backup in any form - let alone to the cloud.

    Would it benefit them?  Yes.  But that doesn't make it affordable, practical, or even feasible to begin with.

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  • Honestly, I only view the necessity of backups as this: do you have stored data that you need to do your work? If so, can you continue working if you lose that data? Can your business keep going even if all your stored data is lost? If you can't manage without, clearly you need at least the most basic form of backup. Then scale backup solutions based on costs, storage space needed, and most importantly how quickly you need access to those backups and how quickly you can recover that data. If your business can still go on without that data, then there's no IMMEDIATE need to use backups. As someone previously said, there are numerous businesses out there that rely on the services they provide and their importance within their communities and they don't see a data backup as something important. All in all it's just cost vs. reward.

    TL;DR: Data important/critical? Backup. Data NOT important/critical? Don't backup... YET :)

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  • I would say if the system was totally down for a day and the revenue loss is more than the cheapest backup solution cost, you need a backup solution.

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  • Every business should have a backup even if it is something as simple as the files and data being synced to a OneDrive account. The 3-2-1 rule might not be appropriate for a company with only 5 employees, but certainly having 2 copies of the data (at a bare minimum) is achievable for all business sizes.

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  • It would depend on the type of business and what data they have, but most modern businesses have important data. Given that I think all businesses require a form of data backup, even if it is extremely rudementory. Naturally, the larger the company becomes the more important the data becomes, meaning they will require more complex and more comprehensive data backup and recovery processes. 

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  • No company should be without a solid backup.  The statistics on how many companies close their doors within 6 months to 2 years after a data loss event is astonishing.


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  • The poll sure answered that question definitively lol

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  • The implication of the question is that said business in fact has data that can be backed up. Just to clarify, if said business has no data, then they don't need a backup - that's the only circumstance I can think of that would fully justify that stance.

    Otherwise, if data is stored for any reason, that's reason enough to protect it with a backup. Otherwise you wouldn't bother storing it in the first place.

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  • It's simpler than that. If your organization can't survive the loss of critical data, it should have a backup solution that can restore service in a reasonable (for that organization) amount of time.

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  • John4865 wrote:

    It's simpler than that. If your organization can't survive the loss of critical data, it should have a backup solution that can restore service in a reasonable (for that organization) amount of time.

    I think it is at the point where the business would be more than mildly inconvenienced by the loss of data or systems.

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  • It's simpler than that. If your organization can't survive the loss of critical data, it should have a backup solution that can restore service in a reasonable (for that organization) amount of time.

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