Backup Simplified – Left-to-Right View

Geek Speak

This is a case of teaching an old dog (backups) a new trick or two. Granted the backup conversation is a well-travelled road. Sticking with the dog analogy, when studying a range of backup reports, I felt like I was chasing my tail. Then I took a closer look at

SolarWinds Backup and it all came into focus for me. SolarWinds provides simplified left-to-right visibility into your backup motion. Read on.

3-2-1 Backup Paradigm

I started in the era of Grandfather-Father-Child tape backups to provide context for you. Today the paradigm has shifted to 3-2-1 as the predominant strategy. Simply stated – that it’s about having 3 copies of your data, on 2 different types of media, at least 1 of them off-site . In fact – SolarWinds believes, as do wise minds in the IT profession, that “…If your data doesn't exist in at least two places, then it doesn’t exist.”


Let’s look deeper behind door number three. In an ideal scenario,

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