To tweak a quote from the classic Sergio Leone film The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, “there are two types of people in this world: people who save time and people who fail.”
In data protection, and indeed all of IT, saving time on data backups is critical and cannot be wasted. As a theoretical matter, time is the platform on which everything in your computing environment runs — with each passing second, there is more data; there is more activity happening in your organization that needs to be routed, categorized, saved, backed up, accounted for and attended to.
But as a personal matter, time is equally important. Let’s face it, we would all rather be doing other things — personal or work related — than tending to an overly complex or unnecessarily labor-intensive backup environment.
So here are six ways to save time on a daily basis in your backup and recovery environment.
Good time-saving strategies involve looking toward the future. Ideally, you want to save time now and position yourself to save time down the road by:
Bad time-saving strategies involve short-sightedness. Like a bad fast-food meal, you may feel full after eating it, but you will soon be hungry again, and that meal provided nothing but empty calories. You should avoid:
Bad and ugly strategies are pretty similar, though for the sake of discussion, let’s define ugly strategies as those that make you look bad, be it in the eyes of your executives or your customers. This includes:
You want to be good, right? You certainly don’t want to be ugly! For additional tips and details on ways to save time and money on backups, check out this ebook.