Pro Data Backup and Recovery

  • 6h 54m
  • Steven Nelson
  • Apress
  • 2011

Good backup and recovery strategies are key to the health of any organization. Medium- to very-large-scale systems administrators have to protect large amounts of critical data as well as design backup solutions that are scalable and optimized to meet changing conditions. Pro Data Backup and Recovery will cover some of the more common backup applications, such as Symantec NetBackup/BackupExec, EMC NetWorker, and CommVault, but the main discussion will focus on the implementation of 21st century architectures that allow the backup software to be a “commodity” item. The underlying architecture provides the framework for meeting the requirements of data protection for the organization.

This book covers new developments in data protection as well as the impact of single-instance storage upon backup infrastructures. It discusses the impact of backup and data replication, the often misapplied B2D and D2D strategies, and “tapeless” backup environments. Continuous data protection and remote replication strategies are also addressed as they are integrated within backup strategies—a very important topic today.

  • Learn backup solution design regardless of specific backup software
  • Design realistic recovery solutions
  • Take into account new data protection standards and the impact of data replication

Whether you are using NetBackup, CommVault, or some other backup software, Pro Data Backup and Recovery will give you the information you need to keep your data safe and available.

About the Author

Steven Nelson has almost 20 years of experience in all areas of System Administration, spanning both *NIX and Microsoft Windows operating systems, but he has spent the last 10 years focusing on backup, recovery, and storage architecture and administration. He has worked for major manufacturing, online retail, and financial services companies, as well as working as a consultant to leading cellular telecom and industry-leading storage manufacturers. Steven is currently heading up the design and deployment of global backup, recovery, and storage services for the Research and Development division of a large software developer.

In this Book

  • Introduction to Backup and Recovery
  • Backup Software
  • Physical Backup Media
  • Virtual Backup Media
  • New Media Technologies
  • Software Architectures—CommVault
  • Software Architectures—NetBackup
  • Application Backup Strategies
  • Putting It All Together: Sample Backup Environments
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Summary


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