Best Practices for Addressing the Broken State of Backup



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Backup is one of the most frequently performed storage tasks; however, the perceived level of cost and complexity is rising dramatically for an activity that has been in practice for many decades.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • 1.0 Introduction
    • 2.0 The Broken State of Backup
      • 2.1 Amount of Data
      • 2.2 More-Stringent SLAs
      • 2.3 Antiquated Backup Model
      • 2.4 Top Backup/Restore Frustrations
    • 3.0 Best Practices for Improving Backup
      • 3.1 Fully Explore Current Capabilities
      • 3.2 Implement Archiving
      • 3.3 Consider New Backup Pricing Models
      • 3.4 Implement Data Reduction
      • 3.5 Implement Tiered Recovery
      • 3.6 Implement Unified Recovery Management
      • 3.7 Perform Regular Restore Testing
  • Recommended Reading
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