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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Developing a Backup Strategy

To effectively back up a network, you must plan your approach to this complex task. Network backups are more complicated than simply putting a tape in the drive and starting up the software. Your backup strategy should address all the following questions:

  • How much data do you have to back up?

  • How much time do you have to perform backups?

  • How often should you back up the data?

  • Who is going to be responsible for seeing that backups are completed?

  • How many tapes (or other media) do you plan to use?

  • How often do you overwrite your tapes?

Tip

For maximum security, assign the Backup and Restore permissions to different users. ...

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