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Four Steps and ‘Plan B’ to Assure you are not the Single Point of Failure in a Disaster

Written by  John Pearring

With all the buzz around data protection and cloud, something seems to have been lost in space. We talk about instant, incremental, and online backups as well as data deduplication, but the focus needs to be on recovery. Doesn’t it? All of the fancy bells and whistles cited in today’s back-up products mean little if you cannot retrieve the data in a timely manner. In addition, the recovered data must be usable. You can back up 5 terabytes in 30 seconds, which is impressive, but if you cannot recover that data and then actually use it, then the point is moot. Recoverable data does no good if it cannot be available in time and is unusable after a failure.