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Computer Backups During Covid-19

We're in unreal, crazy times at the moment, and it has to be said that a lot of people are regretting their move to the cloud. A lot of people are loving it as well because they're going, "Huh, you know what? Sweet. I'm in the cloud, this is great. I can access everything from home." It is good.

The problem that we've got is the loads that we've seen on the internet over the last few weeks haven't increased by 10% or 20% or 30%; it has increased by about 300%. And that means that we've seen lots of core business services going up and down, which is something that wouldn't happen if business owners spent the money on business-grade internet connections and kept their infrastructure local.

Internet Speeds Are Slowing Down

The problem that we've got is the loads that we've seen on the internet over the last few weeks haven't increased by 10 or 20%, haven't increased by 30%, it's increased by about 300%. And that means that we've seen the likes of Office 365 yo-yoing up and down, G Suite yo-yoing up and down. We've seen lots of core business services going up and down. Things that wouldn't happen if business owners spent the money on business-grade internet connections and kept their infrastructure local.

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Get Localised Copies of Your Data

data backup, google drive, onedriveHaving said that, if you have made the decision to move to the cloud, it'd be a very sensible idea to make sure that you've got localised copies that you can set to schedule to download at night. So whether that be through Dropbox, OneDrive or anything like that, make sure you go out, buy bigger drives, and have everything copied locally. That way it's going to be much, much quicker when you go to open up that document.

Backups, Backups, and More Backups

If the kids are home now for the next few weeks and you want to make sure things are staying nice, and quick, and efficient, these are things that you need to be keeping in mind and doing. So, try to keep a localised copy of the data that you can where you can. This is going to become even more important over the next few weeks as we see internet outages and blackouts across Australia, and also on an international scale.

Keep your data local and make sure you have backups. If you don't know where your remote workforce is backing their data up to, find out. See what you can do to see where the files are going.

Do you need help with backup and recovery? Fill out the form to get in touch with a Dork.

The Final Word

If something goes terribly wrong and your IT company blows up and disappears, where do you go to get your data back-up? Where do you get all of your information? Have a disaster recovery process and policy in place so that you can prevent these kinds of situations happening. If you've enjoyed this, make sure to jump across to iTunes, give us some love, and some feedback, and let us know what your thoughts are. Stay good and stay healthy. 

  

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