3-2-1 Backup

Data loss can cripple a business. In today’s business environment Ransomware or a natural disaster can strike at any time. Every minute of downtime can cost a business up to $5,600 per minute. Regular backup of information is crucial for any business, that’s why Corodata recommends the 3-2-1 backup.

By implementing a 3-2-1 Backup protocol, your business can dramatically reduce the risk posed by unexpected data loss.

What is 3-2-1 Backup?

The 3-2-1 rule is a best practice for backup and recovery. When you build a backup and recovery strategy you:



Keep at least three copies of your data. That includes the original and at least two backups


Storage Types

Keep your data backed up on at least two different storage mediums. For example, if two copies of your data are kept on internal hard drives, use a secondary storage type (external/removable hard drive, tape, or a cloud service) to store a third copy of the data. The chances of two different storage types failing, for whatever reason, are much lower than if all of your data were stored using the same medium.


Copy Offsite

Keep at least one copy of your data stored away from your primary data storage site. In the event of a localized disaster, two or even ten storage types won’t help if the site itself is compromised. By keeping a copy stored offsite and unplugged, you insure against even the most catastrophic data losses.

How Corodata can help

Our experts recommend the 3-2-1 backup protocol because it protects against the broadest possible range of data loss scenarios, from ransomware to power outages to fires. Corodata can provide your business with two types of data storage options and world-class data storage facilities to ensure that no matter what happens, a copy of your data is kept safe and secure.

Corodata offers custom offsite media storage services for your data on magnetic tape, cartridges, optical media, and other types of physical backups. Our temperature and humidity firelock vaults are tightly controlled to meet long-term storage requirements.

Our CoroCloud cloud storage service provides an excellent alternative to physical data storage mediums, and our revision and recovery protocols will allow you to recover files from multiple recovery points. That way, even in the event of a ransomware attack, malware strike, or any other hard-drive failure, a copy of your data will be kept safe and secure.

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Corodata can help you with secure offsite data storage.

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