Implement Recovery Strategies
Recovery strategies are important because they have a big impact on how long the organization will be down or have a degraded environment.
Backup Storage Strategies
In order to cover all reasonable scenarios, backup storage strategies often involve the following:
1- Secure offsite storage: Store backup media at a remote location. Offsite backup storage provides the following benefits:
- If earthquake, flood, or fire destroy your data center, your backup data isn’t destroyed with it.
- Offsite storage providers provide environmentally sensitive storage facilities with high-quality environmental characteristics around humidity, temperature, and light.
- Offsite storage providers provide additional services that company would have to manage else; such as tape rotation, i.e., delivery of new tapes and pickup of old tapes, electronic vaulting, i.e., storing backup data electronically, and organization, i.e., labeling of all media, dates and times.
2- Transport via secure courier: This can discourage or prevent theft of backup media while it is in transit to a remote location.
3- Backup media encryption: For prevent that unauthorized third party from being able to recover data from backup media.
4- Data replication: Sending data to an offsite or remote data center, or cloud-based storage provider.