In today’s digital world, data is crucial to the success of your business. Customer lists, financial reports, project files: they are all vital pieces of information that keep your business running. But what if this data is lost due to a failure, ransomware, or simply human error? Then your business could be in big trouble.

Fortunately, there is a simple solution: a good backup. A backup is a copy of your data that you keep in a secure location, so that you can restore it when something goes wrong.

Why is a backup so important, even for businesses using cloud services such as Microsoft 365 or Google Workspace? Protection against ransomware: Ransomware is a type of malware that holds your data hostage and only releases it after you pay a ransom. With a regular backup, you can quickly defuse ransomware and restore your data without having to pay.
Human error: Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. With a backup, you can easily restore accidentally deleted files or changed data. Saving on license fees: By archiving inactive accounts, you save licenses and data can be easily accessed and retrieved via a backup.

The basics of backup:

In addition to our complete backup solution, it is important to know the basics of backup:

  • Back up regularly: The more often you back up, the less data you will lose if something goes wrong.
  • Keep your backups in a secure location: Don’t store your backups in the same location as your original data. Keep them on an external hard drive, in the cloud, or some other off-site location.
  • Test your backups: Make sure you can restore your backups regularly to make sure they work.
  • Choose the right backup method: There are different ways to back up. The best method for you depends on your needs and budget.

The 3-2-1 backup rule

  • Three copies: Make at least three copies of your data.
  • Two media types: Keep your copies on two different media types.
  • One off-site copy: Keep at least one copy off-site.


  • RTO (Recovery Time Objective): The maximum time you want to spend restoring your data after a failure or outage.
  • RPO (Recovery Point Objective): The maximum amount of data you are willing to lose in the event of a failure or outage.

Root3: your partner for complete data security

Root3 is happy to help you implement a backup strategy that complies with the 3-2-1 backup rule, RTO and RPO. Contact us to find out how Root3 can help you protect your business data.