Tips

  • Is replication worth it?

    Data replication is a good way of solving backup problems and quick restores. However without some careful forethought, replication can actually cause more problems than it solves.

  • Is switching to BrightStor worth it?

    If you want to switch your backup software to cut costs, Pierre Dorion suggests you consider new costs such as training for new skills since this can overshadow any savings.

  • 30 AS/400 backup tips in 30 minutes

    SearchStorage.com's sister site Search400.com posted these 30 AS/400 backup tips that should take you about 30 minutes to digest.

  • The benefits of e-mail archiving

    This tip details the many benefits of adding an e-mail archive application to your data center. Some of the instant pluses: faster backups and recovery.

  • Cut costs with tiered backups

    For some companies, the time to restore a database is extremely critical. This tip shows how the team at online yellow pages company YP.Net gets their 'down' database back up ASAP.

  • Distance benchmarks for replication

    In this tip, Brendan Reilly outlines the benefits of using asynchronous data replication over traditional synchronous solutions.

  • Maximizing backup performance with SQL

    In this tip, author Rick Cook shares with you some Microsoft tricks of the trade designed to help you maximize performance and minimize your backup times.

  • What to consider when upgrading

    If you're planning to upgrade your backup software, this tip outlines the things you should consider before upgrading, including how well defined your overall backup strategy is.

  • Don't fight your DBA

    Jon Toigo feels DBAs get a bad rap and the "root of the problem" with backing up large-scale databases has alot to do with poor communication between DBAs & data protection folks.

  • The problems backing up big databases

    This tip discusses some issues of database backup and offers insight into what one company plans to do about it through reference data segregation and a pre-staging methodology.

  • Troubleshooting remote backups

    Rick Cook shows us how to avoid certain problems when backing up Windows Exchange 2000 when remotely using the Ntbackup utility in Windows 2000.

  • Reliably reading bar code labels

    There are a variety of steps you can take to avoid frustration and prevent a tape library from failing to read a bar code label. Those steps are outlined in this tip.