How is your backup working? The volume of data that the Companies need to transfer daily, without any doubts, is something really considerable, in some cases it even becomes invaluable. There are thousands of contents, with several purposes. As well as registering new clients, payrolls, financial forecasts, among several others.If we imagine that each department of the company, has several specific needs coupled to a routine of tasks, it can become complicated to imagine which would be the best way to perform the backup of the data for all the departments. Mainly, without consuming excessively the technological resources.

Still, when we quote such technological resources, it is necessary assertiveness in the planning, in such a way that the Company does not miss any information, but also, on the other hand, it is efficient in relation to the computational costs.

With that, which is the best way to carry out the data backup to my Company?

From where should we start organizing the backup routines?

It is about such themes, that we will approach in this article.


Firstly, when we speak about backups of data the first understanding that we need to have is very simple, but let us recapitulate.

The backup of data, has the purpose of storing security copies of the digital content generated by the company. Those copies can be stored in backup servers, external media or even in the cloud.

With that, in order for us to organize correctly a backup routine of data, it is necessary to check some steps. Let us see on the following:

Content that will be stored

For the backups to successful, it is necessary that the contents that should be stored are evaluated. This step is very important, because it must be possible to categorize each type of content. As well as its respective criticality. In addition, it must be filtrated during this step, all the contents which will not need to be stored in a backup routine, that is to say because of not possessing the relevance or because of the fact that they are already being under a specific backup routine.

Size of the contents

Since we know which will be the content that must be stored, it is essential to make possible to estimate the size of the content which will be stored. This will help the technical team of the Company, to identify if with the existing computational resources, it is possible to store or not the contents.

Time of retention for the backup

Having the information about the contents to be stored and the respective necessary size, it is fundamental that we know how much time will be necessary for the retention. The time of retention can vary according to the category of application that will be utilized. As well as the service provided by the Company. It is important to evaluate these parameters, including, those that were not technical to purposes so that it would be possible to meet thoroughly all the necessary conditions.

Methods to perform the backup

This step must define which will be the methods utilized by the Company for the conduction of the backup. Many companies can opt for utilizing a backup though dedicated servers, external media or can choose solutions of storing in cloud. Whatever the method to be chosen, it must be evaluated if those meet the demands of the information security policies, as well as the technological needs.

Backup monitoring

It is important for the companies to define policies of backup routines, with the intent of guaranteeing that certain backups can occur according to the needs of the company, respecting the criticality of the services involved. Systems such as the TRAFip and the SLAview that guarantee the visibility of the network will be able to be utilized to accompany if the backup routines are working again. As well as generating notifications in case any problem occurs. Learn more in the following article:

Policy for the recovery of data through the backup

Finally, it is necessary to be previously defined, how the recoveries of data will occur and under which conditions those should be applied. This step is indispensable because if an appropriate policy is not implemented, it can occur a significant delay for the recovery of a certain service.


As we could observe above, for a backup to be carried out adequately there are several steps that we must take into consideration. With relation to the methods of performing the backup, let’s see on the following two of the main forms that can be utilized for the storage of a backup.

Utilization of physical servers

In several cases, the companies can choose to utilize physical servers in their respective data centers for the storage of the backups. This form allows the company to restrict considerably the access to the stored contents, bearing in mind that the access to the respective servers will be granted only locally.

Utilization of cloud servers

Many companies opt for performing their respective backups through cloud applications. Considering that, they are defined by the technical team, which are the contents that will be stored in the cloud.

The environment in the cloud certainly, possess several technological benefits for the storaging such as the factor of the scalability, in other words, your company will possess conditions of increasing or diminishing the sizes of storaging to be made available easily.

However, if on one hand, this method of backup seems to be more practical and advantageous, on the other side, some variables must be observed by the technical team. Mainly in the aspect relative to the security, such as the policies of the supplier of the cloud server. All the conditions must meet integrally the policy of information security of the company, as well as to be applied in practice.


Based on the information that we saw in the course of this article, we see that the backup of data has a fundamental importance for the continuity of business of any company. Considering still, the current scenery that we live in with cyber threats, the performance of backups has become even more critical and should be even more considered by the companies. Therefore, guaranteeing its correct functioning is fundamental.

In this sense, there are no doubts about the importance of investing in network management. In this manner, we are able to not only bring benefits for the visibility of the infrastructure, but also representing a way to guarantee greater agility and capacity of anticipating to problems.

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