Safe data, strong future:How to safeguard your organizationand data from disaster<br />Bill Walter  |  HFAM LifeSpan Doubl...
What we’ll cover<br />Definitions<br />Questions before you begin<br />Recommended minimums for data backup<br />Backup st...
“It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.”<br />­ Clive James<br />On planning …<br />
Backup and recovery definitions<br />Backup<br />The process of copying data so that any lost or corrupt data can be recov...
Backup and recovery definitions<br />Recovery window<br />Amount of time between the failure and recovery when  users cann...
Backup and recovery definitions<br />Backup types<br />Full<br />Entire system is backed up<br />Incremental / differentia...
Before you start, a few questions<br />What do I need to backup?<br />How often do I need to run the backup?<br />Who will...
Before you start, a few more questions<br />How long can my company be productive without access to this data?<br />What d...
Recommended minimums<br />Backup media should be 1.5 to 2 times the size of your current backup data set<br />Every two we...
The setup<br />Stand-alone server<br />4 year old equipment<br />Email services<br />Application database<br />
BASIC backup strategy<br />Utilize built-in tools<br />Advantages<br />Easy to use<br />Inexpensive<br />Limitations<br />...
BETTER backup strategy<br />Third-party software<br />Advantages<br />Automates complex backup procedures<br />Database aw...
BETTER backup strategy part II<br />Backup directly to offsite location or service<br />Advantages<br />Automated process<...
BEST backup strategy<br />Onsite backup to disk with offsite replication<br />Advantages<br />Fast backup and recovery<br ...
Replication strategy<br />
Demo<br />Backup<br />Restore<br />Virtualization<br />
Testing<br />How important is it that your data is available in the event of a failure?<br />When do you want to find out ...
Benefits<br />Having a backup of your most critical data will allow you to recover in case of emergency<br />Having an aut...
Who is Gross Mendelsohn?<br />CPA and business consulting firm<br />Started with traditional audit and tax services and ex...
Questions?<br />Bill Walter, MCP, MCSE<br />wwalter@gma-cpa.com   |  410.685.5512  |  www.gma-cpa.com<br />www.facebook.co...
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Today's businesses store more data electronically and execute more transactions online than ever before. Every organization must have a plan to deal with the threat of data loss. Learn how you can protect your organization's data and ways to recover quickly from data loss.

Bill Walter, MCP, MCSE, of Gross Mendelsohn's Technology Solutions group presented "Safe data, strong future: How to safeguard your data and business from disaster” at the 2010 HFAM / LifeSpan Conference in Ocean City, MD.

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    1. 1. Safe data, strong future:How to safeguard your organizationand data from disaster<br />Bill Walter | HFAM LifeSpan Double Header Conference<br />September 30, 2010<br />
    2. 2. What we’ll cover<br />Definitions<br />Questions before you begin<br />Recommended minimums for data backup<br />Backup strategies and options<br />Testing<br />Recovery plan<br />
    3. 3. “It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.”<br />­ Clive James<br />On planning …<br />
    4. 4. Backup and recovery definitions<br />Backup<br />The process of copying data so that any lost or corrupt data can be recovered<br />Backup window<br />Time slot when the backup can run without interrupting access to the data<br />Storage media<br />Physical storage device that holds the backup data<br />
    5. 5. Backup and recovery definitions<br />Recovery window<br />Amount of time between the failure and recovery when users cannot access data and applications<br />Bare metal restore<br />Ability to restore data to hardware that is different from the original<br />Deduplication (aka “single instance storage”)<br />Reduce storage requirements by eliminating duplicated data<br />
    6. 6. Backup and recovery definitions<br />Backup types<br />Full<br />Entire system is backed up<br />Incremental / differential<br />Effects only files that changed since last backup<br />Open file backup<br />Software that allows locked files to be backed up<br />Server virtualization<br />
    7. 7. Before you start, a few questions<br />What do I need to backup?<br />How often do I need to run the backup?<br />Who will be responsible for changing the media and verifying the backup was successful?<br />What is the size of my backup?<br />
    8. 8. Before you start, a few more questions<br />How long can my company be productive without access to this data?<br />What do I need to protect my company from?<br />How do I keep the backup data secure?<br />What are my compliance issues?<br />
    9. 9. Recommended minimums<br />Backup media should be 1.5 to 2 times the size of your current backup data set<br />Every two weeks – full backup rotation<br />Quarterly – restore testing of random data from current backup<br />Daily backup kept in fire and waterproof safe<br />
    10. 10. The setup<br />Stand-alone server<br />4 year old equipment<br />Email services<br />Application database<br />
    11. 11. BASIC backup strategy<br />Utilize built-in tools<br />Advantages<br />Easy to use<br />Inexpensive<br />Limitations<br />Not compatible with all backup media<br />Not database aware<br />
    12. 12. BETTER backup strategy<br />Third-party software<br />Advantages<br />Automates complex backup procedures<br />Database aware<br />Limitations<br />Costs for configuration and maintenance<br />Must manually move media offsite<br />
    13. 13. BETTER backup strategy part II<br />Backup directly to offsite location or service<br />Advantages<br />Automated process<br />Database aware<br />Limitations<br />Slow backup and recovery<br />Not suitable to high transaction environment<br />
    14. 14. BEST backup strategy<br />Onsite backup to disk with offsite replication<br />Advantages<br />Fast backup and recovery<br />Small backup window<br />Limitations<br />Initial costs<br />Recurring fees<br />
    15. 15. Replication strategy<br />
    16. 16. Demo<br />Backup<br />Restore<br />Virtualization<br />
    17. 17. Testing<br />How important is it that your data is available in the event of a failure?<br />When do you want to find out there is a problem with the backup media?<br />
    18. 18. Benefits<br />Having a backup of your most critical data will allow you to recover in case of emergency<br />Having an automated backup strategy reduces errors<br />Having a disk backup solution provides incredible speed and reliability<br />Replicating offsite keeps your data more accessible in the event of a catastrophic failure<br />Virtualization provides an extremely fast and flexible set of options for getting your business operational<br />
    19. 19. Who is Gross Mendelsohn?<br />CPA and business consulting firm<br />Started with traditional audit and tax services and expanded to:<br />Technology consulting<br />Investment / asset management<br />Personal financial planning<br />Business valuation<br />Litigation support / forensic accounting<br />celebrating 50 yearsin business<br />
    20. 20. Questions?<br />Bill Walter, MCP, MCSE<br />wwalter@gma-cpa.com | 410.685.5512 | www.gma-cpa.com<br />www.facebook.com/GrossMendelsohn<br />www.twitter.com/GrossMendelsohn<br />
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