A reliable data backup plan is essential to avoid the possible interruption of your business in the event of hardware or software failure of human error. Even in the case where fault tolerant hard drive Arrays are used data backup is still essential to protect against data loss in the event of file corruption or human error. The most common reason for needing a file recovered from a backup is that the user deleted it.
It is also essential that copies of recently backed up files are stores off-site to protect against true disasters such as a building fire of burglary. This offsite storage can be accomplished by saving backed up files to portable media such as tapes of external USB hard drives and taking this media off-site on a regular schedule such as weekly. It is also possible to utilize a remote backup service where the data is backed up to a remote server thus automatically satisfying the off-site storage need.
TechPeople can specify and implement an appropriate backup plan and assist in monitoring and maintaining that plan.