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Even the best server/computer infrastructure can crash, and the most trusted employee can make a mistake and delete a file, or open an email that contains ransomware. It’s not so much a matter of if a disaster will strike, but when. Therefore, it’s essential that organisations protect their critical data. To have a solid data backup plan, organisations should follow the 3-2-1 rule of data backup.

ACIT works with vGRID, Veeam, StorageCraft and LiveVault. Our extended knowledge of backup and recovery services will help to design and implement a backup and recovery strategy for small and mid-sized organisations to backup and protect their data.

3-2-1 Backup Rule

The 3-2-1 rule is a best practice for backup and recovery. It means that when you plan your backup and recovery strategy you should:


Keep at least three copies of your data
That includes the original copy and at least two backups.


Keep the backed-up data on two different storage types
The chances of having two failures of the same storage type are much better than for two completely different types of storage. Therefore, if you have data stored on an internal hard drive, make sure you have a secondary storage type, such as external or removable storage, or the cloud.


Keep at least one copy of the data offsite
Even if you have two copies on two separate storage types but both are stored onsite, a local disaster could wipe out both of them. Keep a third copy in an offsite location, like the cloud.