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Published: 20 Oct 2012

Time to change your thinking about data protection If you're adding disk to your backup mix, try this step-by-step approach for faster backups and recoveries. For years, IT administrators approached data protection the same way: They backed up data to tape, crossed their fingers that the backup process worked and was complete (that everything that needed to be backed up was actually backed up), and then prayed they'd never be asked to do a restore. It wasn't pretty, but it was all administrators had available to them at the time, so it became the accepted practice. Everyone knew about the potential problems of backing up to tape, but no one said much about it. Backup had become "IT's dirty little secret." And, more importantly, no one did anything differently. Today, we're more aware of the need to find and recover data quickly. The reason for our heightened awareness may be due to growing governmental and corporate scrutiny; the maturing of disk-based backup; the availability of higher density, lower cost disk drives in storage systems; the increasing ... Access >>>

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