During an emergency or disruption, critical information - the information necessary to run your organization's systems, record activities or satisfy legal and/or business requirements - may be damaged. The best way to protect information is to copy it and store it in a secure location.

  • If you are connected to a network, store your files in folders set aside for you. (For employees, check with your LAN administrator for the schedule of backups).
  • If you are not connected to a network, save your files to CDs or floppy disks regularly and after all significant changes.
  • The frequency of the backup cycle should be consistent with the frequency with which you modify the information.
  • Save your original installation CDs/diskettes to use as the backup for your PC software.