Are data backups a necessity? Who is responsible for reserve copying, the provider or the client? Where should I store my data and how do I recover it? Certain hosting providers do not provide comprehensive to these questions, which is why there are plenty of myths concerning reserve copying. In this article, we will look into the 5 most popular misconceptions regarding backups.
Myth 1: I don’t need backups, I use expensive hardware
Using expensive Enterprise-class equipment is a good way to prevent data loss. However, many risks cannot be foreseen. Even high-quality hardware can have a faulty power supply unit and the risk of failure still exists in reliable data centers with multilevel fault-tolerance measures. These data centers use multiple reserve components for every element of the system; the infrastructure’s uptime does not depend on a single SSD drive or any other piece of equipment. This principle should be applied to backups as well, meaning that a user should not rely on the equipment alone. Using expensive hardware is an important preventative measure; however, it cannot be the only measure used by the company. Recreating corporate IT systems is a complicated and expensive task that will interrupt the company’s business processes. It is much easier to avoid this issue by copying the data of an Enterprise-class server into backup storage.