TECHNOLOGIES | Business Case

It is important when evaluating a network backup solution that all costs and issues are taken into consideration to ensure an "apples to apples" comparison of the traditional backup vs the new method.

Backup Scenario
Daily Backup
(Full on Monday - Incremental Tuesday to Friday).
Three sets of backups are maintained.
Fridays backup is saved for six months.
Quarterly backups are saved for 7 years.
Two DAT tapes are required for each backup.
Total data requirement of 4GB's.
Assumption is that 1GB is critical data and the remainder changes very little from week to week.
Weekly backups from Friday are stored off-site at a commercial service provider.