Backup school: Quiz three, answer six

Question #6

Do not put your backup server and your backup path on this...

a. A database
b. Your standard network
c. Multiple Fibre Channels
d. A camel

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b) Your standard network Dorian says to build your backup servers and backup paths into a gigabit network and then isolate this from everything else you want your backups on a switched network so the only thing going on this network is backups—this speeds the backup and restore process. There is no reason not to do this: He says it's not only a brilliant idea, but it's a lot cheaper than backing up to a SAN.

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    This was first published in June 2004

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