by Vision Solutions
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Published on: December 08, 2011
Type of content: WHITE PAPER
Length: 8 pages
If your business relies on tape backup alone, restoration is easy only for the simplest failure, and only if everything goes perfectly. If a hard disk fails and all the backup tapes are good and the staff is practiced at doing the repair and restore, then you might be able to simply buy a replacement part and get things up within a couple of hours – though the data will be from last night’s backup. If the problem is more complicated and involves a replacement server for instance, you will probably need a day or two to get new hardware in place before you even begin to recover. At this stage, 40% of tape restores fail.
The right way to evaluate the quality of your system and data protection is to evaluate the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO). These metrics define how long you think it will take you to get back online and how current the data has to be. Read this white paper to learn more.