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Backup Check

Back ups are a process to ensure that in case of emergency, your data has been saved and protected.

Running consistent backups of your organization’s data is only one piece of the “retention” puzzle;  just because a backup was run doesn’t mean it was done correctly. At Black Line, once a backup is complete, we review the process to verify it was successful, and will perform occasional test restores of backed up data to verify file integrity.

Backup Checks include:
  • Weekly review & documentation of backup platform & software used to protect various data components of organization’s infrastructure
  • Evaluate and verify technologies are operating as designed and intended
  • Adjusting backup platform & software to address errors, issues and infrastructure changes
  • Comparing current backups to previous backups to notice significant differences that might indicate a problem
  • Timely notification of the Black Line and, if appropriate, the Client regarding backup issues
Service Group
  • Infrastructure Proactive
Technical Value Propositions
  • Data Protection
  • Infrastructure Business Continuity
  • Redundancy
Black Line Value Propositions
  • Organizational Stability
  • Risk Reduction
  • Technical Stability

Why does this matter for your business?

  • Backup technologies are imperfect
    • need to verify backups are performing & accurate
    • need to verify backups are covering full scope of data
    • need to verify retention is working as expected
    • Client backup platforms, technologies and configuration differ significantly and no one solution is the same. Therefore, regular review is necessary to ensure tech is operating properly
  • Black Line has found Engineers are needed to verify the completeness of backup software because these technologies do not perform as intended

What value does this add to your business?

  • Data Protection
  • Risk Reduction
  • Redundancy
    • disaster recovery
  • Configuration
  • Aligned to best practice and business needs

What common problems does this solve for your business?

  • False positive/negative with notifications
  • Backup software successful but problem with platform saving data
  • Retention solution/design failed
  • Coverage wasn’t sufficient – not full scope

Why do you need a solution?

  • Time has shown that backup technologies need regular review
    • can easily become out-of-sync
  • Too important not to regularly look at by an engineer
  • Backup issues/oversights not always obvious
    • doesn’t impact day-to-day and underlying issues can exist
  • Notifications can be set up, but can provide false positives/negatives

What can you and your business expect from this service?

Business Leaders can expect:
  • Data is protected
  • Minimum risk of data loss
    • Data viable when needed
  • Proof & Documentation of work
    • Transparency
End Users can expect:
  • Ability to retrieve lost data
  • Ease of mind w/ User-Error
    • accidental deletion
    • corruption

How does Black Line do it better?

Black Line is here to give you peace of mind with various backup and disaster recovery plans customized to the needs of your business, so you can ensure your data is backed up accessible in case of emergency. Whether someone accidentally deletes a sensitive document, you are a victim of a cyber attack, or an unexpected disaster strikes, our regular back up checks verify that your risk of data loss is reduced, and that the proper recovery solutions are in place.

Black Line does it better.

  • We simply get it done
  • Part of Black Line discipline
  • Transparency
  • We make sure there is a backup
    • too common for business to say they “backup” but do not in reality
    • engineers may not have the disciplines to consistently check backups
  • We have a dedicated team to do this service
  • Dedicated teams for checks and verification (checks & balance)

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