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Five golden rules for backup

What are the golden rules for backup?

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The golden rules for backup...hmm...

1. That which has not been backed up cannot be recovered.
2. That which has not been backed up off-site will not survive a fire.
3. Any backup that has not been tested with a recovery is not a backup.
4. Ignored backup systems become poorly performing backup systems.
5. Back it up or give it up.

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This was first published in December 2002

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