When I told the Doctor he shook his head but wasn’t surprised. He suspected there was a problem but didn’t know how to resolve it or who to call on. Backing up your Practice’s data is not as easy as you may think. It often involves running pre and post commands to start and stop your database, disk space management (so the backup drive isn’t full after 1 or 2 backups), and setting up reporting so someone knows whether or not the backup is running. Beyond that, frequent testing is a great way to verify that not only is the backup running but it’s backing up the critical data successfully.
Last week at the WMDDS event we raffled off a flatscreen monitor and 2 hours of free service. We want to thank everyone who stopped by to talk to us, enter the raffle, or have a cookie.
When your computer’s hard drive is failing, it will often give warning signs. If you value the data on the hard drive, you may want to pay attention to them.
In addition to an onsite USB hard drive backup solution, it’s now easier than ever to implement an offsite solution. We’ve been using one for quite awhile now, and it works great. It gives us the flexibility to backup wherever we want, so if we need our data back we don’t have to wait for it from California. This covers us for data corruption or disasters at our office. All in all, it’s a very small price to pay for peace of mind.