Backup, Backup, Backup – Do you have a backup plan?
Backups are just as important as any other task related to your business.
Do you know what you would do if your Server crashed and will not boot backup? Do you know how long it will take to be back up and running?
Having a good backup could make this stressful event seem like a “glitch in the matrix”
When CCS sets up your Counterpoint software, we also setup an internal backup of your database. Although this is a backup, it is not a failsafe against a disaster. These backups allow CCS (or your support team) to get Counterpoint back up and running quickly. But what it does not do, is get your Server backup and running. These backups are stored on the hard drive of your system, and if the hard drive is not recoverable, either are your backups. That is why it is a good idea to have full system backups to another device like an external hard drive or even an offsite or cloud service to help with a quick recovery.
CCS has recently been testing a cloud backup service called MSP Backup. It allows for full system backups as well a disaster recovery tools like Bare Metal Recovery, which helps with the restoration of full systems to brand new hard drives.
It also allows for granular recovery of specific files that may have been accidentally deleted or infected.
MSP Backups allow for you, the customer to also manage and start a backup at any time (although not always advisable), restore from a previous backup, download a full backup to keep safe and many other tools and reporting features.
If you are interested in setting up a backup plan, talking about backups or just to see what is available for your system, give the CCS Retail Systems Team a call or email us at support