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Top five backup mistakes.

Do not leave your most valuable backups to chance!

It is all fun and games until your backup fails. Despite the best intentions, IT professionals are taking risks where they do not have to. Are you waling the disaster recovery tightrope without a net?

98% of businesses do not back up all of their data.

Among those who have backup plans, 70% are not fully confident in the statement, “Our backup and disaster recovery operations are well managed and planned.”

$1.7 trillion is the cost to businesses each year due to the loss of data and downtime.

Are your guilty of these backup mistakes?

(1) Assuming system backups will suffice. System backups (typically) lack point-in-time restore functionality and take significantly longer to recover data.

(2) Failing to implement formal backup processes. One-third of organizations conduct daily backups, and 15% said their most recent backup is up to a month old. Ad hoc backups result in inconsistent recover points and gaps in time.

(3) Lack of a tiered backup plan. One size (or backup strategy) does not fit all. Regular, full backups should be supported by more frequent differential and log backups to provide complete point-in-time restoration.

(4) Assuming backups just work. Backups should be verified when they execute to ensure there are no issues. This lets you rehearse your recovery process so you know what works and what does not in the event of a failure.

(5) Not knowing what tools are available. Multiple tools can be used for backup processing, from native SQL Server tools such as SSMS [SQL Server Management Suite] and T-SQL [Transact-SQL] to third party tools such as IDERA SQL Safe Backup, that can do the job with just the click of a button.

Get off the tightrope. Remove the risk. Protect your backup.


Top 5 Backup Mistakes

Do not leave your most valuable backups to chance! It is all fun and games until your backup fails. Despite the best intentions, IT professionals are taking risks where do not have to. Are you walking the disaster recovery tightrope without a net? 98% of businesses do not backup all of their data. Among those who have backup plans, 70% are not entirely confident in the statement, "Our backup and disaster recovery operations are well managed and planned." The cost to businesses each year due to the loss of data and downtime is $1.7 trillion. Are you guilty of these backup mistakes? Assuming system backups will suffice, failing to implement formal backup processes, lack of a tiered backup plan, assuming backups just work, and not knowing what tools are available. Get off the tightrope. Remove the risk. Protect your backup. Learn More →

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