There are steps you can take to make the chances of cloud-based disaster much less likely.
1. Back Up Your Data
If you’re storing important information in the cloud, make sure you have it backed up.
The first rule of data backups is, always have more than one. The first rule of data backups is, always have more than one. The second rule of data backups is, always have more than one. Backup, backup, backup. And when in doubt, backup again.
Not only is it important to maintain up-to-date backups of your data, it’s also important to routinely test those backups for data integrity. Also, make sure you keep those backups stored in a location that is different from the source.
The great thing about backups is that it not only protects your data in case of disaster — if a cloud instance goes down, you can use that data to spin up another server someplace else.
When it doubt backup. And then backup again. And then test that backup.
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