Backup Tool Selection Criteria

Choosing a backup and restore tool is one of the most important decisions to be made. The entire backup and restore architecture will be built around that tool. The features and development direction of the tool should be evaluated in light of your current and future business requirements. In your evaluation, consider the stability of tool vendors, quality of their service, and level of technical support.

The following section covers a wide range of selection criteria that you should consider when purchasing a backup tool.

Architectural Issues

The architecture of a backup tool is extremely important. The entire backup and restore infrastructure can be enhanced or limited by the architecture of the underlying tool. ...

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