World Backup Day is Restore Data Test Time
This World Backup Day piece is part of my ongoing Data Protection Diaries series of posts (www.dataprotecitondiaries.com) about trends, strategies, tools and best practices spanning applications, archiving, backup/restore, business continuance (BC), business resiliency (BR), cloud, data footprint reduction (DFR), security, servers, storage and virtualization among other related topic themes.
By being protected this means making sure that there arecopies of your documents, data, files, software tools, settings, configurationsand other digital assets. These copies can be in different locations (home,office, on-site, off-site, in the cloud) as well as for various points in timeor recovery point objective (RPO) such as monthly, weekly, daily, hourly and soforth.
Having different copies for various times (e.g. your protectioninterval) gives you the ability to go back to a specific time torecover or restore lost, stolen, damaged, infected, erased, or accidentally over-written data. Having multiple copies is also a safeguard incase either the data, files, objects or items being backed up or protected are bad, or the copy is damaged, lost or stolen.