Date Added: Jul 2009
The backup window for many organizations and applications has been reduced from hours to minutes and even down to seconds. How can an IT staff achieve the goals of the business without simultaneously pushing capital and operating expenditure into an ever-increasing spiral upwards? This paper reviews the benefits that point-in-time technology offers to tackle these problems, explores the differences among similar techniques for database backup and recovery, and then recommends some of the best ways to provide a rapid recovery of critical information. It also presents concrete examples using Exchange and Oracle.