Criteria to determine whether or not to back up a system

In many of my blogs, one may think my primary goal is to have a very clear handoff from application owners to infrastructure administrators. While there should be a smooth transition from these two groups, one hand needs to know about the other. If systems that don’t need to be backed up are being backed up, this can lead to incredible wastes in licensing, bandwidth, storage and precious time during backup windows. There are no steadfast criteria that will apply to all organizations on what does or does not need to be backed up. There is an entirely separate discussion about what tools or processes make up backup processes today or as it’s more appropriately called, data protection.

Read the full post online at TechRepublic.

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