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This article is part of the Vol. 3 No. 9 November 2004 issue of Disaster recovery planning options on a shoestring budget
In July's column, I offered 10 steps for better backup operations. The column generated many responses. My intent was to identify the fundamental activities that must be performed to ensure that backup data is properly managed and protected. To review, here's the list: Plan proactively Establish a lifecycle operations calendar Review backup logs daily Protect your backup database or catalog Identify and resolve backup window failures daily Locate and back up orphan systems and volumes Centralize and automate backup management Create and maintain an open issues report Ensure that backup is integrated with the change control process Leverage your vendors effectively When you publish such a list, inevitably some items are overlooked or discussed only briefly. I received some excellent feedback on additional areas worthy of discussion, so this month I'd like to delve into some of those suggestions. What about restore? The July column focused more on backup than restore. Some of you pointed out that there should be more emphasis on restore--after all, that's the ... Access >>>
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