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Published: 30 Oct 2012

Kudos to Storage readers for consistently getting their backup data offsite, as required by any good disaster recovery plan. But while 92% of readers store data backups offsite, not all of them are overly rigorous in how the data gets there. Seventy-eight percent of readers ship backups physically rather than electronically (10%), while 7% create backups from offsite, replicated data sets. Backup tapes are shipped using a third-party service 66% of the time, while 30% of respondents transport backup tapes themselves. A little more than half of the respondents (56%) do the right thing and move backups offsite at least once a day, while the rest move data as infrequently as once a month. Eighty-one percent do backups to a media vaulting center or collocation facility, but 8% of respondents store backups at home or in their cars! Storage readers are beginning to doubt the wisdom of shipping physical backup tapes. In three years, 12% of readers say they'll definitely still be shipping tapes, but 11% say they definitely will not be. "[The] goal is to replicate ... Access >>>

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