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This article is part of the Vol. 1 No. 7 September 2002 issue of Managing data storage for remote employees
What a backup and restore management plan should contain Staffing requirements. The BRMP should spell out staffing needs. What's required depends on several factors including backup schedules, backup windows and service level agreements with customers. Many large enterprises will require some form of coverage on a 24X7 basis. A 24X7 coverage model requires a minimum of seven to 10 people to adequately staff all shifts throughout the week, including management support. Motivating staff isn't part of the BRMP, but a critical area of concern. Typically, the backup and restore function is delegated to a junior-level system or backup administrator. As part of the management plan, a training program should be implemented to ensure the person(s) responsible for successful backups are up to speed on the latest enhancement and functions of the systems and backup software. Consider implementing a mentoring program in which senior-level personnel work closely with their less experienced co-workers to coach them and help with their career development. Another ... Access >>>
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