Sunday, March 29, 2020

5 metrics you need to know about your backup and recovery system

Finding out whether backup and recovery systems work well is more complicated than just knowing how long backups and restores take; agreeing to a core set of essential metrics is the key to properly judging your system to determine if it succeeds or needs a redesign.

Here are five metrics every enterprise should gather in order to insure that their systems meet the needs of the business.

Storage capacity and usage

Let's start with a very basic metric: Does your backup system have enough storage capacity to meet your current and future backup and recovery needs? Whether you are talking a tape library or a storage array, your storage system has a finite amount of capacity, and you need to monitor what that capacity is and what percentage of it you're using over time.

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Thanks to W. Curtis Preston (see source)

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