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 Tape backup strategy
We are developing modified backup plans to save money.  Normally, we do a full backup once a week and incrementals daily.

 

Looking to move many systems (800) to one of the below:

1) full backup once a month, incrementals daily

2) full backup once a quarter, incrementals every other day

What is the risk of data loss? 



Software/Hardware used:
net backup
ASKED: September 22, 2011  11:50 AM
UPDATED: October 19, 2011  8:58 pm

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Where do you keep the tapes? One major threat: if the building catches on fire, your tapes are toast. Also, someone could steal the server and the tapes. Are you keeping a backup on the cloud?
Last Wiki Answer Submitted:  October 18, 2011  3:14 am  by  DrJosephKim   810 pts.
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I agree, you should look into offsite backup, cloud disaster recovery or a SAN-to-SAN replication solution that will virtualize your hardware and reduce the threat of loss or theft.

A more recent HIPAA breach incident occurred with the contractor for the DoD that suffered from the theft of 4.9 million patient records – all on tape backup. My blog post suggests other methods of backup and discusses the issue:
http://resource.onlinetech.com/military-healthcare-contractor%E2%80%99s-hipaa-breach-followed-by-4-9-billion-lawsuit/

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