As an individual, you know you're living in a digital age when you're more concerned about crashing your computer than crashing your car. For businesses, it's no different: data sets are the crown jewels of any enterprise, and that means a huge emphasis on data recovery plans.
But data recovery is hardly straightforward for any organization. There are innumerable pitfalls that can have a devastating effect on your business if you should experience a data recovery situation.
To save you heartaches, headaches, and lost data – here are the 5 things you should know about data recovery plans.
1. Choose a credible data storage vendor
Data storage is the foundation for data recovery. If you want to partner with a data storage vendor, know that, as with any product or service, there are good vendors and questionable ones. Some data storage vendors use inexpensive, unreliable disks. They copy data, but don't replicate it. They may not make a true secondary copy, but instead use "pointers" to the original data set (which is fine, unless the original data set becomes contaminated). When disaster strikes, you suddenly find that failing over is a pipe dream – your vendor doesn't actually provide that capability.