Data Management

Data Protection Strategy: Backup & Recovery

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Executive Summary

Backup and recovery, particularly recovery, of crucial data are vital operations if a business is to survive a disaster that takes out any or all of the critical applications. A government study found that 93% of businesses that were unable to properly recover data after a computer crash were out of business within 18 months or less. The majority of companies participating in Contingency Planning Research's 2001 Cost of Downtime Survey projected that they could not survive 72 hours of downtime. David Hill, vice president of storage research for industry analyst Aberdeen Group, has said, "Backup, and the ability to restore data and systems quickly, is a business necessity.

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