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Quick Guide: Backups

Backup Recommendations.

Your data is valuable; and your time is, too.

All Macs should be backed up.
Accidents happen; files get lost; systems fail.

It's important to make sure you don't lose important data; but also to make sure you have a working system when you need it.
A solid backup system allows you to get back to work quickly.

The Risks of having no backups

  • missing data: you won't be able to restore missing or deleted files.

  • system can't boot: you won't be able to resume work quickly if your system doesn't boot.

  • catastrophic loss: data & system setup won't be restorable to new equipment
    if local system and backups are lost.


Here's a quick overview of 3 recommended setups for backup:

Local Backup
 

This is the minimum setup
that we recommend,
and good for home users.

  • missing files can be restored
  • system can be rebuilt

Local Backup
+ Clone

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This is a good setup
for home users
and small businesses.

  • missing files can be restored
  • system can be rebuilt rapidly
  • system can boot from the clone, and work can be resumed quickly.

Local Backup
+ Clone + Off-Site

This is the best setup
for businesses and provides the best level of protection.

  • missing files can be restored
  • system can be rebuilt rapidly
  • system can boot from the clone, and work can be resumed quickly.
  • in case of catastrophic loss, data & system setup can be restored.

Read our focus topic on backups for more information on what a good backup solution can do for you.

Ready to get set up with a backup solution?
Get in touch with us for an assessment!