Server Backups on NetworksLocked
In response to the backup article recently posted, I would add that it is CRITICAL to understand the DB software that may be running, (Oracle comes to mind), that blocks a persistent backup strategy. (i.e., you won’t be able to verify the backup if DB software is still running on the server). In some cases, the DB files themselves will fail the copy over to tape. Don’t network guys understand that the most important aspect of backup’s is the database information?