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By Lee Mascall ·
I am just interested to know if they are any good guides on the web for server back-up rotations/policies. I am trying to create a plan for 5 small independent sites that have a handful of clients and just 1 DC that is also the fileserver, DHCP etc.

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RE: Backup Policies

by Mick11 In reply to Back-up Policies

I struggled to find a "template" when creating ours for the organization I work for. The following is based on the assumption that you are actually backing-up this machine on a periodic basis...

Some basic ideas to consider before creating the policy:
- How long can your company do without this machine if it goes down?
- How private is the data that is being backed up?
- What mediums are available for backup?
- How many cycles of backups are to be kept at any one time?

Databases, etc.. can be backed up to tape, CD, or backup server (if there is one). Images should be stored offsite and in a perfect world, you would want more than 1 offsite backup at any one time in case of corruption issues. If RAID is an option, it is one worth consideration, or you could copy an O/S image separate from the data files.

Once you've determined what you have, and what you need, then a policy can be written around this.

Mick

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