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Back Up Today, So You’re Not an April Fool Tomorrow!


In the tech industry, we’re always thinking about moving forward. But today is actually a day dedicated to backing up. March 31st is World Backup Day! Yes, there is such a day, and you can even take a pledge to confirm its importance. World Backup Day is an independent initiative by Reddit users to raise awareness about backups and data preservation. It serves as an important reminder for all of us to back up our data.

Whether you’re running your own servers, an eCommerce website or CRM system, or managing your personal finances and family photos on your laptop, the importance of backing up your data cannot be overstated. Not only is it important to back up your data, it’s important to think about HOW you back up your data.

• Make sure your data is backed up in multiple locations (onsite and offsite)
• Determine how often your data is backed up – confirm with your hosting provider that it is backed up as often as you need
• Confirm data backups are free of corruption
• Confirm data restores are working properly

Check out one of the videos in our eCommerce security series that focuses specifically on what to consider when designing your backup strategy.

At Hostway, we offer a range of managed backup solutions to fit every budget and use case – from SMB to large enterprise. Regardless of which solution you choose, a Hostway solutions engineer will work with you to build the best backup for your unique needs.