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The Seven Tiers of BCP

Posted by Traci Kent on Nov 11, 2015 1:53:55 PM

Disaster Recovery and The Seven Tiers of BCP
The seven tiers of disaster recovery were developed in the late 1980s by the SHARE Technical Steering Committee and IBM are a still used currently by enterprises as a measurement of priority. Each Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is defined by the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and thus, categorized in tier levels. It is important to differentiate between the tiers, which are defined as the following:

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Backup and Recovery Tip: Stop Running Two Backups for Granular Recovery

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 26, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Traditionally, backup and recovery procedures have required multiple agents and multiple backups. However, multiple backups lead to massive storage and time consumption, which can be a nightmare to manage. Fortunately, many Symantec Backup Agents offer Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) which lets you restore individual items from database backups. A separate backup of the individual items is not required for you to recover one item.

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Backup and Recovery Tip: Deploy Data Deduplication

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 8, 2015 1:43:00 PM

Deduplication technology is essential to every company’s data backup process, especially when it comes to managing big data.  It is designed to eliminate redundant data in a storage system, and reduce the amount of data that must be stored as a backup. When it comes to data security, deduplication is the fastest way to generate a return on investment because it enables an organization to decrease the amount of storage to buy and maintain. 

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Backup and Recovery Tip: Test. Test. Test.

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 8, 2015 1:37:00 PM

Testing your organization’s data backups is the first real step toward implementing a secure and effective backup and recovery plan. It is an extremely important way to identify critical flaws in disaster recovery and maintain business continuity.  Despite the amount of hours and effort your organization devotes to backing up data, it will mean very little unless your backups are tested on a regular basis. If you cannot restore your files from a backup, it’s not effective.

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Backup and Recovery Tip: Determine Backup Policies and Procedures

Posted by Kristine Buyers on May 8, 2015 1:08:00 PM

Creating a backup policy is one of the more important things you can do for your data security plan. Optimized backup policies and procedures will save your organization time and money by bringing backup and recoverability in line with actual requirements. They will also ensure a smooth recovery process in the event of a hard drive failure, virus attack, or natural disaster.

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10 Things You Need to Know to Better Manage Your Backup Environment Part 1: Backup and Recovery

Posted by Kristine Buyers on Apr 7, 2015 3:03:00 PM

Whether you run a small business or a multi-million dollar corporation, the functionality of your organization depends on the creation and management of electronic information or data. Database corruption, hardware failures, and natural disasters are just a few of the situations that threaten your company’s data on a regular basis. There is only one thing that stands in the way between your business and catastrophic data loss – a secure and reliable backup infrastructure.

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