Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Three fundamental guidelines for determining backup health

A high backup success rate doesn't mean a risk-free environment
In previous columns, I've emphasized the need for backup reporting and metrics to ensure that data is protected appropriately. However, even with the benefit of regular, successful backup reports, the fact remains that the devil is in the details. It is important to go beyond a raw statistic, like the percent success or failure, to properly analyze and interpret the actual meaning. To that end, here are three fundamental guidelines to apply when attempting to determine backup health.

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