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      Paolo Maffezzoli
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      It is not an April fool, but today is the World Backup Day. This celebration, #WorldBackupDay,  is an independent initiative born to raise awareness about backups and increase the role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups.

      World Backup Day 2021

      Whatever backup options you choose at home or in your business , remember to follow the 3-2-1 rule of backups :

      • Keep at least 3 copies of their data
      • Maintain 2 local copies on different media
      • Have at least 1 backup solution hosted off-site

      So nothing new for IT admins but just a reminder…

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    • #1560828
      Michael Pietroforte
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      I think nowadays it is also crucial to keep a backup offline. This offers maximum protection for ransomware attacks. This is particularly true for your data in the cloud. I heard of cases where cloud admins had a perfect backup strategy, but when their cloud account was hacked, all the backups were lost too because the attackers encrypted just everything.

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      • #1560831
        Paolo Maffezzoli
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        Yes, fully agree, maintain a complete offline backup allows to restore in a safe way any ransomware attack.

      • #1560834
        Leos Marek
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        The most crucial point is to validate the backups by restoring them 🙂 Nothing is worse than when you think you are safe with 20 backups you have, but when it comes to a problem, you fail to restore them.

        Game over .)

        • #1560835
          Michael Pietroforte
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          Yeah, especially if you just told your boss that the ransomeware attack is not a big deal because you can just restore your backups. 😉

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