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PCSMar 08, 2023

Understanding the Benefits of Local Backups

As a business owner, you know how important your data is to your success. From customer information to financial records, your data is the backbone of your operation. That's why it's essential to have a backup strategy in place to protect your critical information from data loss.


Yesterday’s #TuesdayTechTip discussed different local backup options for your organization. Today, we’re going into a deeper dive into what a local backup is, and why it's an important part of your overall business backup strategy.


A local backup is a type of data backup that involves storing your data on a physical device that is located in the same physical location as your business. Local backups can be performed on a range of devices as Anthony Mongeluzo discussed during our #TuesdayTechTip. The primary advantage of a local backup is that it provides quick access to your data, which can be essential in the event of a hardware failure or data loss.


Having a local backup process in place also provides an additional layer of protection against cyber threats such as ransomware attacks. If your organization falls victim to a ransomware attack, having a local backup can enable you to restore your data quickly without having to pay the ransom.


It’s important to remember that local backups should be one piece of your overall business data protection strategy. If you rely only on local backups, then your backups are susceptible to fires, floods, and other localized natural disasters. Having offsite backup solutions can help keep you fully covered.


Contact PCS to learn more about different local backups and to develop a plan to keep your data secure and your business running should your data ever become compromised.