Although backup hardware and software play an undeniable role in data protection and recovery, an organization’s ability to effectively recover data following a data loss event
hinges on decisions that were made long before the data was ever lost.
Simply put, making mistakes at this stage can put your data at risk by diminishing the chances that data can be recovered when needed. Such mistakes may stem from cutting corners in an effort to reduce costs, or from not fully understanding the impact of data recovery decisions.
Regardless of the cause, the end result is the same – data restorations become more
difficult or more time consuming than they should be, or recovery becomes impossible.
As such, this paper discusses ten of the mistakes that are commonly made with regard
to planning data protection.