Measuring backup health

Wednesday, 22 November 2006, 12:48 AM EST

If you can't measure it, you can't manage it. Some may argue that there are exceptions to this truism, but backup/recovery is not one of them. While there is certainly a growing effort toward measuring backup success rates, this metric alone is not sufficient to signify a healthy backup environment. While success rate is one important risk indicator, additional risk metrics along with other efficiency and service level metrics are necessary to build a true picture of backup health.

At Computerworld.

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