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Full backup schedual

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  • I have a question on Full backups. I was wondering how often I should do this type of backup? Does it matter the size of my network? If I were a large network do I need to do it more often? I know it takes up a lot of drive space. I will be doing incremental backs in between. 
    Sunday, April 14, 2013 9:07 PM

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  • Yes, full backups are ineffective due to the fact that they take up so much space, they are however safer than incremental or differential because they don't rely on another set for a full recovery.

    Ideally, one would do a full backup and differential or incremental backups in between.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backup


    Miguel Fra | Falcon IT Services, Miami, FL
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    • Marked as answer by mad_hatter40 Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:51 PM
    Monday, April 15, 2013 3:18 AM

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  • Hi, What software will you be using to backup your data? Windows Server Backup, Symantec BE, Dell Replay or something else? Each product handles the backup a little different. For example, Dell replay will take a snapshot of your data as often as every 15 minutes, and rollup a set of snapshots into a base image. You can take a full backup with Windows Server Backup built in to a dedicated USB disk attached to the server each night. http://nikoscloud.wordpress.com Nick
    Monday, April 15, 2013 2:55 AM
  • Hello,

    This is a very complex question. The answer to this lies in your sitting down with the company's management and determining the value of data, the cost of backing it up and storing it, how long it needs to be kept (retention), the level of granularity (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly) and of course, compliance (if any).

    The most common type of backup is son, father, grandfather.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backup_rotation_scheme

     


    Miguel Fra | Falcon IT Services, Miami, FL
    Web Site | Blog

    Monday, April 15, 2013 3:12 AM
  • Yes, full backups are ineffective due to the fact that they take up so much space, they are however safer than incremental or differential because they don't rely on another set for a full recovery.

    Ideally, one would do a full backup and differential or incremental backups in between.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backup


    Miguel Fra | Falcon IT Services, Miami, FL
    Web Site | Blog

    • Marked as answer by mad_hatter40 Sunday, April 21, 2013 12:51 PM
    Monday, April 15, 2013 3:18 AM