RESCUECOM Offers Businesses and Individuals Tips About Data Backup

Protect Your Data During Hurricane Season with Help from RESCUECOM

June 01, 2006:

RESCUECOM Provides Recommendations To Help Computer Users Protect Their Data As Hurricane Season Arrives

Back-Up And Disaster Planning Are Key

Syracuse, NY, June 1, 2006 - As hurricane season begins, businesses and individuals should take precautions now to ensure that their important computer data is backed-up and protected. In addition to security attacks coming from hackers, viruses and spyware, businesses and individuals must be just as cognizant of natural disasters, such as hurricanes.

"Every business and home computer user should have a disaster recovery plan in place to ensure that Mother Nature doesn't destroy their data or disable their system," said David A. Milman, CEO of RESCUECOM. "Waiting until the evacuation call comes to being thinking about how you're going to save your important information is too late. Backing up your data now is absolutely crucial, particularly for businesses who simply can't afford to be down."

RESCUECOM recommends that the following suggestions be considered as companies and individuals develop their own disaster recovery plans:

- Back-up Your Data! - Data should be backed-up on a daily basis. There are various methods of back-up, including tape, portable hard drives, CDs, flash drives and remote back-up systems. Particularly during a disaster, remote back-up, which easily allows data to be replicated in a separate location often out of state, is ideal. It is also helpful to keep truly essential files on a portable hard drive or portable flash drive that can be removed quickly.

- Shut Your System Down - When the evacuation order comes, after backing up your data be sure to shut down and unplug your system as directed by manufacturer and installer requirements.

- Identify A Designated Data Protector - Particularly for businesses, it is important that one individual be tasked with being responsible to secure the company's data when a disaster occurs.

- When the Evacuation Order Comes, Evacuate Your Computer/Server - When time and circumstances allow, bringing your computer/server with you is a good way to ensure it remains secure.

- Use a Quality Surge Protector With Uninterruptible Power Supply Battery Back-Up - If you choose to leave your system in place, be sure to use a high quality surge protector combined with an uninterruptible power supply battery backup to protect computers from electric irregularities that have the potential to ruin circuitry.

- Once The Damage is Done, Call In A Professional - If disaster strikes and your computer or server is clearly damaged, a reputable computer services company should be used to assess the damage and see what is recoverable. Do not allow a novice to attempt it alone as further damage may occur or make the situation worse and destroy any recoverable data.

For those not sure about which method is most appropriate for their situation, they can call 1-800- RESCUE-PC to arrange for an on-site analysis by a RESCUECOM technician, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Those interested in learning more about RESCUECOM's remote back-up service can also call (703) 986-3233.

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