In today’s enterprise climate it is imperative that all client data be safeguarded from RAID Server Data Recovery, through backup facilities. This factor alone, if maintained properly, will offer an eighty percent solution to either avoiding or eliminating down time. In order to ensure the proper facilitation of backing up your server’s data the following should be adhered to.
There are many software tools that offer a myriad of options to backing up your data. From the most primitive method of copying data from a set of folders to a safe destination located on another server to the most sophisticated of systems which include file compression, incremental and full back up and real time mobile alert messaging, there is one weakness in all of them; the ability to know that all the data you want backed up, is backed up.
User Backup Path
Too many times a user will add a set of folders to their work path that the system administrator has no knowledge of. The user continues to save files to this work area assuming that the data is being safely backed up on alternate servers. There is no real way to ensure that a user is going to inform IT that they have created a set of data that is not being backed up.
Backup integrity check system
In order to ensure that all data is backed up, a simple procedure should be part of each system administrator’s safety net. Mock server outages and data restore gives the IT specialist an excellent snapshot as to what data is being backed up and if in fact all data is being placed on a backup server. The simplest of mock outages can be something that will produce a full file and folder list for each user that presented to them gives them an opportunity to make sure that all of their data is being backed up. If an anomaly is discovered in the backup paths then a correction can be issued at the next backup to include the datum that has currently been ignored.
Backup archive and path trimming
In addition, there may be data paths that are no longer necessary in the back up path. The data can then be archived and the path adjusted. This offers an effective method for keeping the backup data up to date as well as keeping the communication path uncluttered with unnecessary data paths.
Although these solutions may sound elementary, they are ignored time and time again by some of the largest enterprise data farms in the world.