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Foundations of Green IT: Consolidation, Virtualization, Efficiency, and ROI in the Data Center by Marty Poniatowski

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Chapter 7. The Existing Backup and Recovery Environment

This chapter covers a case study of an existing backup environment. Like many backup implementations, the one covered in this chapter was first implemented when network speeds were slow, so local tape drives were required to be connected to each client.

Many general backup considerations are covered in this chapter, including de-duplication, archive, and many others.

Existing Backup and Recovery Solution

This section covers the existing backup and recovery environment and its many inefficiencies, including the following:

• Backup server “sprawl” in which the environment has grown to 40 backup servers when many fewer servers are required

• Tape drives scattered throughout ...

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