The Seven Deadly Sins of Backup and Recovery

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Organizations often spend an enormous amount of time making backups.  However, if the backup volumes can’t be restored on a reliable basis, the process has effectively failed. Don’t be caught by surprise when it’s too late. Instead, make sure your backups are performing correctly and incorporate redundant backups into your disaster recovery plan to compensate for normal error rates. The change rate of your data is a good benchmark to determine how frequently you should test your backup process.

From storms like Hurricane Sandy to component failures to human error, there are myriad situations and emergencies that can threaten an organization’s data, servers and systems. Businesses of all sizes need to make sure their business continuity/disaster recovery plans are up to snuff, so as to minimize downtime, preserve customer service and prevent the often-dire ramifications of data loss.

Having a comprehensive disaster recovery plan doesn’t have to be an elusive goal, though there are common and, unfortunately, crippling mistakes that organizations often make. Based on its experience in the field, Unitrends, a provider of all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solutions, has identified the seven deadly sins of backup and recovery in the hopes of helping companies avoid a fatal failure.

Organizations, beware: This slideshow features the perilous pitfalls, including information on how and why they happen and, most importantly, how they can be avoided and overcome.

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