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How To Troubleshoot A Failed Backup

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How To Troubleshoot A Failed Backup

Your business relies on its IT, but if disaster were to strike, how easily could you recover efficient operations? What if your backup failed?

Incomplete or Corrupted Backups

Imagine the nightmare if your last backup didn’t process correctly. According to Rachel A. Dines, a senior analyst at Forrester Research, this could happen, and you should take the possibility into consideration. Sometimes backups don’t finish before issues arise, or you simply didn’t have a backup scheduled in the time between the last operation and the disaster. Obviously, an incomplete or corrupted backup could cause you considerable downtime.

Here’s How You Troubleshoot This Scenario

First, ascertain what the problem is. Is it a one-time event, or is it a system-wide problem that is going to take some head scratching? If it’s a single backup failure, an isolated problem, you have a good chance of fixing the problem quickly. If it is affecting multiple servers and is keeping your files from being backed up, more investigation will be needed.

Too Much Data

If you’re lucky it’s a discrepancy with the power supply or the network connection and resolving the issue will fix your backup problems. However, more frequently the running backup solution gets overwhelmed by the amount of data it’s backing up.

The fix for this is to put together a business continuity plan isolating the mission-critical information you really need to protect. In other words, winnow out non-vital information, and focus your backup efforts toward making sure vital data is redundant.

You Know What? Just Call Quikteks

If you have data you can’t lose, and troubleshooting a failed backup sounds like a nightmare, call Quikteks at (973) 882-4644. We’d like to show you our complete Backup and Disaster Recovery solution, which performs regular backups throughout the day, then pushes your backups to a secure, off-site location, There they are constantly monitored and tested to ensure your data is available when you need it.

To protect your business and keep your operations up and running smoothly, trust Quikteks, North Jersey’s top solutions provider.

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