Preventing Data Loss

Risks of catastrophic failure

In this age of increasing connectivity, the risks of catastrophic failure (either accidental or otherwise) is also increasing.  Regardless of the sophistication of your computer network or IT department, it might be worthwhile to ask: “Is our PubWorks database being backed up every day?”

Although the concept might be simple, the questions to ask IT might not be so simple. Here’s what to ask ….

  • Is our PubWorks database being backed up?
  • If so how frequently?
  • Is the backup moved offsite?
  • Will it be easy to recover our database in the event of a disaster?

The answers should YES, DAILY, YES and YES respectively.