Why shadow copy is exactly what your business needs.

Many businesses invest in backup and restorative systems to prevent the loss of data in the case of a system failure, cyber-attack, or accidental erasing. But do you know exactly what features are included in your package, and are you 100% sure that it has captured all your data?


You can be caught short if your provider doesn’t have the right software to support the size of your data backup, so let’s find out what shadow copy is and why you need it.


What is a shadow copy?

Shadow copy is a Microsoft service that is scheduled by your backup, or IT provider to create snapshots of your data which can be used to restore all lost or stolen information.


Why your business needs shadow copy?

Backups are essential for most businesses, particularly when considering General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the safety of client and employee data, however, the process can be time-consuming. That’s why having an IT provider offering help desk and monitoring services with Microsoft VSS software included, is crucial for creating peace of mind and increasing your workplace efficiency.


The type of shadow copy that your business needs depends on the form of security breach. Was the data stolen or deleted? Was there a hardware breakdown? There are lots of things to consider when organising and scheduling backups, however, with Microsoft VSS, you or your provider will be able identify the cause, the latest backup snapshot, and recover all the data from that snapshot to get your systems back up and running as soon as possible.


There are plenty of reasons for wanting to secure your data as a business owner, but is an application download enough? If you want to avoid that risk, contact us today on 03333 444570 and our technicians will talk you through our fully managed IT services for FREE.