When was the last time you checked your backup?

In today’s digital age, we rely heavily on technology for both personal and professional use. We store important documents, photos, and other critical information on our computers and other devices. But have you ever stopped to consider what would happen if you lost all that data?

Data loss can occur for a variety of reasons, such as hardware failure, accidental deletion, or even a cyber-attack. Losing all your data can be catastrophic, and it can be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to recover.

That’s why it’s important to back up your data regularly. By doing so, you can ensure that even if something were to happen to your device, you won’t lose all of your important information.

There are several methods for backing up your data, including using an external hard drive, cloud storage services, or even a combination of both. External hard drives are an affordable and straightforward option, while cloud storage services provide convenient access to your data from any device with an internet connection. Depending on if you are using our legacy software (VMS) or our newer product Ventus the method of making backups differs. With Ventus an SQL backup file (.BAK) is preferred to be able to restore your data quickly and without any data loss. With the VMS product, specific folders on your server need to be copied. There are multiple applications available for making backups. VMS does not provide third party programs or endorse any particular applications, so we encourage you to discuss the options with your IT support professionals to choose the best one for your particular situation. We’re happy to work with you or your IT support to facilitate the implementation.

It’s also important to note that simply having a backup isn’t enough. You need to ensure that you’re backing up your data regularly, ideally on a daily or weekly basis, to ensure that you have the most recent version of your data.

Backing up your data may seem like a hassle, but the benefits far outweigh the costs. Not only does it provide peace of mind knowing that your information is safe, but it can also save you a significant amount of time and money in the long run.

So, if you haven’t already, take the time to set up a backup system for your important data. You never know when disaster may strike, but by backing up your data regularly, you can ensure that you’re always prepared.

Stay safe and keep your data backed up!

The VMS Support Team