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You are here: News » Archived News » The importance of Microsoft 365 data backup

The importance of Microsoft 365 data backup

Dark Blue More ButtonWhen it comes to Microsoft 365, there is a common misconception from many users that their data is safe and backed up automatically by Microsoft. This misunderstanding falls between Microsoft’s perceived responsibility and the users’ actual responsibility to ensure the protection and retention of their Microsoft 365 data backup.

Geo-redundancy is a feature of Microsoft 365 which is commonly confused with backup. A backup occurs when a historical copy of data is created and stored in a different location. Nybble have solutions in place to ensure all of your business Microsoft 365 data is backed up. Our online cloud backup solutions provide a unique, high-level backup solution. Furthermore, it is specially designed for all known operating systems, databases and applications.

Nybble offer consultancy and planning, ensuring that if the worst scenario unfolds, you will recover. As soon as we are made aware, we will have you back up and running in no time. In addition to all the benefits, we have one of the fastest response times in the industry.

Unsure if you need this? See the below reasons why backing up your data is crucial.

Native 365 backup and recovery tools’ capabilities are limited
Whilst Microsoft 365 allows you to recover deleted items, these options are limited. Basic recovery from deleted emails is available, although there are plenty of scenarios in which data is not backed up, and consequently unrecoverable, such as long-deleted or purged files, corrupted mailboxes, items lost due to cyber attacks or incorrect migrations.

Disruption and downtime may lead to data loss
Despite what many believe, giants such as Microsoft enduring downtime is quite common. An example of this is in 2020 when Microsoft suffered outages heavily affecting many European users across September and October. In this scenario, unless your data is backed up, you would not be able to keep working, which could prove disastrous for many companies. Making this even worse is the fact that if servers are heavily disrupted whilst down, you may never get your data back, should it not be backed up.

Deleted 365 accounts lose all of their data
Deleting a Microsoft 365 account is quite a common occurrence in a business. This can happen for a number of reasons, for example, an employee leaving the business. Should this event occur, all data that is on the Microsoft 365 account will be deleted, therefore meaning that it can never be recovered, unless backed up safely and securely elsewhere

Data deletions in 365 are irreversible without backup
Without a backup, permanent data deletions (otherwise known as hard-deletions) are irreversible. These permanent deletions happen when data has been temporarily deleted for more than 30 days, when the user account that is associated with this data has been hard-deleted, or when someone manually removes data from the recoverable items folder.  You never know when you will need to recover data, and so having it backed up securely will ensure it is recoverable at any time later down the line.

365 can’t protect you from external security threats
A final reason, and one of the most important, is that backing up your data removes external threats from stealing your data and holding it for ransom. Ransomware attacks are becoming more and more common, with cybercriminals becoming wiser at all times, and therefore able to steal company data and hold it for ransom at such a large fee, that often a company can’t afford to pay. Should your data be backed up elsewhere, you will not lose this, and cybercriminals will not be able to then hold you to ransom.

Trust Nybble as your IT support partner and ensure that your data is backed up securely to best avoid the risk of losing any of your valuable documentation. Read more about our cloud backup services here

Call 0330 002 0886 or Email: enquiries@nybble.co.uk 

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