If your system breaks, how long do you want to be down? How soon do you need your system back up and running? Whether it is a week, a day, an hour or one minute, whatever time you establish, that is your RTO or Recovery Time Objective. Think about what your business needs and you can come up with one component of disaster recovery/business continuity planning, your RTO. Next up, you need to start thinking about your Recovery Point Objective.
Know what you are backing up and know what you need to back-up.They are not always the same thing.During the course of writing this series of blogs on backup and disaster recovery I thought I would throw in an anecdotal [...]