Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Is Your Data Safe?

It always comes to mind at this time of year, when I'm doing lots of rollovers, that many customers have their BUSTOPS data saved on the C drive of their computer.  So I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone that you should periodically check with your School District's IT Department to make sure your BUSTOPS data is being backed up on a regular basis. 

If the data is on a server, you need to make sure it is being backed up by the IT Department through their daily or weekly backup procedures.

If your BUSTOPS data is on the C drive of a computer in your office, you need to make sure you are backing it up on a regular basis yourself. You can work with your IT Department to create a procedure to backup by copying the data to a server drive, a zip drive, or DVD, depending on their preference.  During the school year, a weekly backup is likely sufficient, however, when you are planning next year's routes, a daily backup would be best.

Regardless of where the data is saved, if it is lost and no current backup is available, it can be a lot of work to recreate the information.

Should you or your IT people wish to discuss this, please give us a call.

Hope everyone is enjoying this warmer weather!

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