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 Data Transfer, Backup & Recovery

At DLG Systems Consulting, we know the importance of data replication. Finding the right tool, however, can sometimes be overwhelming. With multiple data storage options available, from external hard drives to off-site data backup, we can help you find the right combination of hardware and software to ensure the safety and security of your data.

If you need your data and software transferred to a new computer, we can ensure that ALL your data is transferred properly and software is re-installed.  We will migrate your files including: Documents, Desktop, Favorites, E-mail Address Book, Emails Sent & Received, Music, etc.

If your hard drive crashes or you accidentally delete a file, we will assist with recovering both system files and personal data. 

We can recommend and implement a data backup solution to ensure that your vital data is backed up properly.  We offer both off-site and on-site data backup solutions depending on your needs and budget.

Although we hope disasters won't affect us, they can happen at the worst of times.  It is still a fact that the majority of small businesses do not have a comprehensive backup or disaster recover plan or procedure. If you do not plan for it now, you'll have nothing to work from in the event of a real disaster.

Given that most of your crucial data is stored on a computer, it is probably time to consider implementing a rock solid backup strategy with clearly designed procedures and documentation. A backup strategy is the heart of a feasible disaster recovery plan.

 Data  Backup & Strategy

As part of our support of your systems, you can opt for onsite or even online data backup.  External hard drive backup is fast becoming the backup method of choice for small businesses as it has relatively simple setup and management costs. As your data is backed up onto a removable hard drive, you can have peace of mind that a copy of all your data exists in case of disaster. Contact us if you are interested in learning more about safeguarding your data.

Don't worry about it all sounding complex, time consuming and jargonized. We'll do all the work for you, explain what we have done and why in plain English. We will define clear procedures to follow in the event of data loss or a disaster. Remember that it may cost you at least ten times as much (if not everything) to start a non existent disaster recovery scenario after a disaster. Consider how much time and money it would cost to reproduce all of your lost data.

#1 Rule: Backup your data!
#2 Rule: Backup your data!
#3 Rule: Backup your data!

Nothing is as good as a full backup of your documents, records, and databases, configured to automatically backup your data overnight. Having it performed automatically eliminates the chance of the user forgetting to start the backup at the end of the day. However, be certain to check the error log for backup errors.  

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 Check For Errors 

Run an error checking program, such as scan disk, on a weekly basis. This will help clean the drive of data errors.

 Defrag Your Hard Drive

Run a defrag program on your hard drive monthly. This will organize your data and speed up the overall performance of your system.

 Use a UPS

All computer systems should be connected to a high quality UPS (uninterruptible power supply). Power surges can cause undue data loss and hardware failure.  Do not install a laser printer or a scanner on a UPS.

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