Best Practices: Sorting out remote-office backup


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Even with common high-level goals, the final design can vary. For example, consider two firms with requirements for local recovery and offsite data vaulting. One, with multiple storage devices, may choose a local disk-based backup solution that incorporates deduplication and replication, while the other (with a common file server) might choose NAS snapshots and replication assisted by a WAFS appliance.

Ultimately, whether data sits inside or outside the data center is irrelevant, and extending appropriate data protection capabilities is now both required and realizable.

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This was first published in September 2007

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