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Best Practices for Repairing the Broken State of Backup

Published: 15 August 2013

ID: G00252768

Analyst(s): Dave Russell


Storage managers and IT leaders face significant challenges when managing backup processes for their data center infrastructure. We offer best practices to help manage data growth, improve service levels and contain costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • The Three Cs of Backup Concerns
    • Cost
    • Capability
    • Complexity
    • The Fourth and Fifth Cs of Backup Concerns


  • 1. Fully Implement Current Backup Solution Capabilities
  • 2. Implement Archiving and Improved Data Management Practices
  • 3. Evaluate Newer Backup Pricing Models
  • 4. Fully Implement Data Reduction
  • 5. Implement Unified Recovery Management (Snapshot and Replication Support)
  • 6. Implement Tiered Recovery
  • 7. Perform Regular Restore Testing
  • 8. Ensure That the Cloud Backup Has a Local Copy

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