The 3-2-1 Backup Rule

Your backup solution with RootSafe is built upon these principles.

What is the 3-2-1 Backup Rule?

The 3-2-1 backup rule is a simple method which, if followed, can help you overcome nearly any failure scenario. With the ever-increasing threat to your data from viruses, crypto-lockers, natural disasters, and failing hardware, this simple rule makes more and more sense every day.

At RootSafe, we want to prepare you and help you take advantage of this method before disaster strikes. What use is telling you what you should have done after something goes wrong? It’s like telling someone to watch out for the banana peel after they’ve already slipped on it – they already know they missed something, and they’re probably sore from it already. At RootSafe, we want to be your guide to the backup world so that you are able to avoid potential pitfalls before they happen. By following the 3-2-1 Backup Rule, you avoid the hassle, headache, and heartache of losing your data, guaranteeing that your family and business information is preserved.

The Rule

At RootSafe, we help make following the rule a breeze.

Have at least THREE copies of your data

You have original data on your computer. This is sometimes referred to as the “live” data as it is regularly changed and updated. Your data is also stored in the cloud at multiple locations when you choose RootSafe Cloud. Any files uploaded to the cloud are kept until you manually delete them.

Keep these backups on TWO different media

RootSafe automatically duplicates your data when we encrypt and upload it to the cloud. Multiple secure copies reduce the chance of data loss. Now you have backups of your backups! With the local backup feature, available with our Gold plan, you can back up to a local storage device, such as an external hard drive or network share, as well as the cloud.

Store ONE backup offsite.

What use are three copies of your data if the one place they’re all kept is destroyed? You should keep one backup in a separate location. Backing up to the cloud is perfect for storing your backup offsite. RootSafe protects your data at a premium, secured, and certified data center.
With RootSafe we help you complete those three steps to prevent disaster before it strikes.