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November 24, 2015
Many people have mistaken that their routine backup operations prevent losing their data from disasters. This is because they are yet to understand the difference between data backups and disaster recovery plans.
A disaster recovery plan will cover details right from bringing back your hardware setup and installing softwares, to restoring the lost files, in an event of disaster.
A huge natural disaster such as earthquake, hurricane, flood or fire will not only affect a particular file or a folder. It will spoil your entire computer and the data residing on it. In such cases, having backup of selective files will not help. Entire data that was present on your device/s might need to be recovered to ensure continuity of your business.
Your business needs more than a normal cloud!
Businesses are gravitating towards cloud solution due to their attractive offerings and affordability. Your business can also benefit from cloud services. By backing up to the cloud, you are ensuring data availability on an offsite location for reliability, during losses. But, it is impossible to recover data from your entire disk, along with operating system files, settings, and programs, by retaining complete contents and information structure, using any cloud solution. That’s where disk imaging plays its role.
What is Disk Imaging?
Disk image backs up an entire drive with ease by creating a complete copy of the original drive, in terms of data and information structure. In other words, disk image is simply a duplicate of your entire disk created by copying operating system files, settings, programs, files and folders; retaining complete contents and information structure. If a disk image is created for your drive and the drive crashes, you can recover your disk by installing a new internal hard drive and then booting from your program's emergency boot device, and restoring the drive's contents from the disk image that is saved. Disk image takes minimal space when compared to the original disk size, since your data is in compressed format.
Cloud Solution + Disk Imaging = Effective Data Protection
There are numerous third party vendors who provide disk imaging services for disk duplication. However, you need not recover your entire disk while a file or two is lost. So it is advisable to have both, cloud solution for easy restoration for recovering specific lost files and subsequently have disk image for complete hard disk recovery in event of major disaster.
When you are well planned with your DR plans, you are ready to face disaster. This is just a glimpse of what IDrive offers for your business. Sign up to explore more!
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