Since we are experts in backing up data, we receive many calls from people who are panicked. Some are anxious because their computer just crashed, and others call us because their NAS (Network Attached Storage) device crashed. The situations are both similar though – their data is gone and they want to know how to get it back.
Sometimes, when a NAS crashes, it can be recovered. It has mirrored drives (RAID), which hold data much like a backup system would work. The only problem is that it’s not always possible to recover a crashed NAS. The mirrored drives are supposed to be used as a backup. It’s not as dependable as a normal back up system.
This is why we recommend that everyone back up their NAS as soon as they start using one. If you have a NAS, and you haven’t backed it up, do it now.
A NAS has a lot of storage space, and that means that if it crashes, you could end up losing an enormous amount of data. That is if you don’t back it up. If you do, you’ll have no problem at all. You’ll have everything on your NAS easily accessible, even though your NAS isn’t.
How Does a NAS crash?
A NAS is just like a computer. It can have hardware failures, data can corrupt, and viruses can attack. It’s vulnerable, and just like computers, it’s bound to crash at some point.
Don’t risk all of your data with a NAS that isn’t backed up. Contact us know to find out how you can back up all of your data quickly and easily, so you never have to deal with the anxiety that many people call us with searching for a way to get it all back.
Are you using a network attached storage (NAS) device? If so, did you back it up?
If you’re like most people, you haven’t backed up your NAS because you feel as though it’s just like a backup system. Unfortunately, that’s a mistake many people make using a NAS.
The reality is that NAS devices are just like computers in that they can crash. With a crash, data can be lost and unrecoverable.
That could lead to devastating consequences. When many companies place all of their data on a NAS believing that they are saving them safely, they end up suffering from complete data loss. Many companies have gone into bankruptcy and shut their doors forever because of it.
Before NAS devices, companies stored data on multiple computers, so if one crashed, the data on that one was the only one lost. With the NAS, all data from all computers are stored on it. That means all data from all computers are lost.
With the news of NAS not being any more reliable than a computer, you don’t have to consider getting rid of them. What companies can do is back up the NAS. Backing up every once and a while isn’t enough though. Any data accumulated in between backups could be lost if there is a crash before the next scan. What companies really need is real time scanning.
Real time scanning is the process of backing up the NAS whenever a new file is added or one is updated. That way if there is a crash all of the data can be accessed.
Why take the risk of having all of your company’s data lost in a second? Get automatic NAS backup today before something devastating happens.