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.