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Vol. 6 No. 6 August 2007

Best Practices: Will your data recovery strategy work for DR?

Not all data is created equal or is necessary for business continuity, so a tiered data recovery plan can be most effective. Data recovery solution, whether remote or local, is a set of technologies that supports your disaster recovery (DR) strategy. This combination forms the backbone of your company's business-continuity program. Your data recovery solution must be as crisp and predictable as possible because there's no room for error or a second chance when it's needed. Is your data recovery solution working to make your DR solution successful? Data recovery by tape alone isn't a complete data recovery solution for DR because you need your data right away when disaster strikes. Whether you're recovering data from a few feet away or a few hundred miles, relying on tape to recover your core apps and data is risky and time consuming. The truck carrying the tapes might not reach the destination in time, environmental factors can damage media or the tapes may be unreadable. You should use tape as a backup (literally), not as a ...

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