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(CMMS) Tips – Backup

The step most organizations miss is relying upon the IT department to perform a backup of the server or central computer system.


Of course backups are important, however, a central backup should not replace the data backup process.


For example, if you identify the date the equipment started, and the cost to replace a piece of equipment, Capital Replacement Programming becomes a Microsoft Excel exercise of comparing maintenance costs against replacement costs for the financial analyst of the organization.


It is extremely important that a process be established to perform a backup of the data only. In the event something goes wrong in a particular table, only that information needs to be restored and not an entire system or database.


What is the status of the backup process within your IT organization? Are procedures documented, verified and monitored? TRO can review the backup practices within your IT organization.