Don’t Be An April Fool: Why World Backup Day Is No Joke

For anyone who’s ever lost their files, they know it’s no laughing matter. We all know we need to back up our files, but how many of us really do it? That’s why a few concerned users on reddit got together to create World Backup Day on March 31st. The independent initiative was created to raise awareness about regular backups and data preservation.

According to the independent sponsoring group behind World Backup Day:
  • Thirty percent of people have NEVER backed up
  • Twenty-nine percent of [data] disasters are caused by accident
  • One in 10 computers are infected with viruses each month
For those in the data backup and recovery business like Commvault, this is an issue they are helping their customers address 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. But having a day to mark in the calendar helps bring home the importance of why having good data hygiene is important. So, in the spirit of World Backup Day, Commvault leaders have got together and are offering some commentary on why this is such an important issue (besides the obvious reason of looking like an April Fool when your data goes missing and you can’t retrieve it).
Backing up data is not just a “nice to have” but an essential in a world where we’re collecting more data than ever before and it’s driving businesses’ bottom lines.
For more information, please see a recent blog post on World Backup Day by Greg Odgen on dispelling endpoint data protection myths.
These include:
  • Endpoint protection is just backup.
  • End users and administrators can’t handle the extra workload
  • There are no deployment models that fit their business
  • No vendor can do everything that’s required for backup.
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