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What is Data Backup?

In the information technology world, a data backup is the process of creating a copy of the data on your system and storing it elsewhere so it can be used in case your original data is lost or corrupted. You can also use backup to recover copies of older files if you have deleted them from your system.

Many organizations and businesses protect their critical data with backup, which makes it a key component of a company’s Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Strategy.

Every business should back up all important data files and documents including financial data (e.g., payroll, accounts receivable and payable files, credit card transactions, invoices, and billings) customer information, personnel records, project management files, the operating system and configuration files, communications and email accounts, partner information, vendor information, all applications, and databases, as well as any other files created by your employees.

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