The Backup Problem
Do we have a backup problem?
Typical answer ‘No’. We only have a restore problem.
The biggest backup problem that exists is the amount of data that we have to
back up and the window that we have to back it up in.
Today they are going in opposite directions.
The data is growing and the window is shrinking. We are no longer 9-5
operations with everything sitting idle overnight. Longer trading days and the
data is growing.
Our backup challenge is ‘can we get sufficient data copied to an alternate
location within a given window’.