Data backups



I read about the geek who had her website hacked and lost all her data, what a nightmare!

So I thought I'd post this as a reminder to all Geeks who have websites, and more importantly electronic booking systems.

If nothing else, everyone knows how feeble some of the pc's can be with crashes etc.

The e-world motto must be "back-up, "back-up, "back-up"!

I know it's a pain, but there really should be a daily or weekly backing up regime in place.

It'll soon become second nature, Cash-up, Back-up, Set the alarm and head off home with the most precious salon investment (your client database) on a stick in your handbag.

It can be done automatically with a small programme, set to run say, at midnight every day, just remember to put a new stick in, or dvd each day/week, and your data will be safe.

Ideally, you should take the copy home with you, in-case of the worst (fire or theft at salon).

Remember, the lifeblood of a salon in the client base.

Good luck, and keeeeeeep Geeking!