When building your server backup environment, consider multiple remote locations if your network architecture and bandwidth permit. By placing backup servers in multiple locations and routing backups for servers that do not reside physically at that location, you've achieved off-site storage with little-to-no additional cost and no manual intervention. (This method assumes you don't have the luxury of a SAN or serverless backup environment.)
About the author: Dennis Dwyer works for Tampa Electric Company.
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