In planning backup procedures and establishing quality of support levels for backups, it's vital to consider the quality of your backups before you begin designing rotation schedules and schemes and backup/restore procedures. Every business is different. Even businesses in like industries do things differently, so what you decide on may work for you but not for anyone else. What we suggest in the following sections are guidelines for establishing procedures. Before you get stuck in here, however, remember the following: Devise a plan, and if it works (after tests work under strict analysis), stick to it. If backup media get out of sync or lost or damaged, you may have a disaster on your hands when trying to restore critical data.
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