As the only backup solution developed by a data recovery lab, Gillware has a unique perspective on why backup, especially offsite backup, is so important. We all know that backup is something we should be doing, but not something that we all do even so.
Backup is a sort of insurance policy to protect your data from any number of data loss threats. Consider the following data loss situations that are all too common and could send your device to the data recovery lab if a working backup solution is not in place:
In all of these cases, the other factor to consider is the cost of data recovery. In every case, the cost of professional recovery will be considerably more than what maintaining a backup would have cost. When you consider the amount of downtime required when your device is undergoing professional recovery, the cost becomes even higher.
While these data loss situations may not seem all that bad, there are other situations in which backup is not only cheaper and easier than data recovery, but it could be your only chance at getting your data back.
In these situations, there is simply no data to recover, or no possible way to access the data. This means that without a solid backup in place, the data is truly lost forever.
Take it from the data recovery experts: The best recovery case is one that doesn’t have to enter our lab at all, but instead one that recovers its data using a reliable, offsite backup solution.
EDIT: As of September 2016, Gillware Online Backup has been acquired by StorageCraft. Click here to learn more about their backup solutions. Click here to learn more about becoming a StorageCraft Partner.