Backup strategy

Decision-making criteria

In order to define an appropriate custom backup strategy the following questions need to be answered right from the start:

  • Which data is to be backed-up and stored - and for how long?
  • What is the acceptable level of data loss over time?
  • When must the data be available?
  • What is the maximum time access to the data can be suspended?
  • How can the integrity and consistency of the data be ensured?
  • Where should the data be backed-up and stored?
  • What storage medium should be used?

On the basis of this information the type of backup, storage media and backup location can be defined and an adequate backup strategy developed.