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Creating secure disaster recovery with backup tape management

by on January 31, 2014

There's a lot of complicated issues that come into play when trying to set systems in order prior to a crisis. Disaster recovery with backup tape management can help put corporate minds at ease, but there are significant issues that may arise while planning out these solutions. Here are some common problems and how to solve them.

Human error and lack of coordination
There are times when even the best-laid plans of man and machine can be undone by a lackadaisical employee or overly complex backup tape management. Forbes wrote that it's important for companies to ensure their staff aren't cutting corners. This can happen when servers are migrated inappropriately or cutting short DR testing. Removing the influence of human interactions through automated tools like B&L's Vertices can help cut these issues from the core of DR problems.

Choosing the wrong host
Disaster recovery tools are often hosted in three different methods – application, host or array-based. Selecting the right one should correlate to preferred in-house storage but also needs to be compatible with enterprise backup tools. According to Channel Partners Online, replicating in the right capacity helps smooth out potential storage and migration issues.

Running longer recovery checks
On that note, Channel Partners also mentioned that the duration of a disaster recovery test needs to be longer and that automated updates are preferable to ensure that information is always being written to backup tape management in a timely fashion. B&L's Vertices can help with expediting these processes as well, improving the accuracy of backups and running agentless checks for thoroughness.

Complicated systems
The presence of cloud storage has helped companies expand their data management opportunities, but it's also created a significant issue in terms of keeping tabs on all enterprise information.

This isn't the only tool that's making disaster recovery management harder to handle. Multichannel systems incorporate solutions like mobile devices, virtual infrastructure and digital databases or mainframes that can all create their own unique experiences. Gadget Online wrote that it's important to generate IT barriers and provide disaster recovery oversight that takes all of these tools into account, thereby limiting the chance of a file slipping through the cracks.

This may not sound like a common occurrence, but Forbes stated that there are commonly occasions where, during a DR scenario, IT professionals find missing files or gaps in continuity. While recovery may be easier during a test, companies need secure and reliable solutions like B&L's Vertices to ensure that they have all the resources they need, when they need them.

New:Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:00:10 -0500

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