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Backing up your data is a key part of safeguarding against loss – in time, money and of course data.

All back-ups should be regular, robust and trustworthy, but are you fully up to speed with your organisation’s functions? Is everything going on behind the scenes as planned?

If you’re not in the know when it comes to backing up your system, the potential problems can be disruptive and costly for businesses across all sectors.

Read more about the common pitfalls when it comes to back up infrastructure...


There’s no getting away from it, people can be the biggest problem when it comes to a number tech issues. If your manual back-ups rely on specific people internally to undertake certain tasks each day, this could open your organisation up to a number of potential issues.


We’ve all accidentally deleted something we shouldn’t have. If you’ve accidentally deleted an email or file on a cloud-based service such as Google or Office 365, you’re unlikely able to be able to have instant access to a named person you can call upon for help.

Unexpected problems

Prepare for the unexpected, ensure you have a contingency plan in place should your backups fail.

How will your business continue to operate without its data temporarily? Is your business able to function at all? Remember, a robust contingency strategy is always a good policy to have in place should the worst occur.

Problems with physical back ups

Unreliable on-site hard drives can give many an IT department a headache! Using out-dated systems can significantly impact productivity and losses sadly do occur regularly. Upgrade your tech and ensure you have a plan B in place.

So, with all these potential issues afoot, what can your business do to avoid problems with backing up?

There are a number of benefits in upgrading to Custodian Backup-as-a-Service powered by IBM Spectrum Protect. Provided by our Managed Service function, this solution ensures your data is safe in the hands of an expert team.

Simply provide your backup and recovery details such as SLAs, RPOs and RTOs and we’ll do the rest, delivering data protection using the very best technologies to meet the requirements of your organisation.

Your data is safely and securely backed up automatically – either on-premise or over a public or private cloud system. Your data is fully replicated to a secondary site for resilience and failover capabilities, so it’s a weight off your mind knowing that your data is fully backed up as it should be.

To discuss any issues around your back up infrastructure and how we can help, visit our website here.

Custodian Backup as a Service data sheet download

David Taylor

Written by David Taylor

David is a Digital Marketing Executive at Celerity and drives their digital activity including campaigns, website, blog writing and social media. He has a passion for digital marketing and all things tech - especially in cyber security.