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Implementing Backup and Recovery

Arm yourself with all the information you need to architect a backup and recovery system System backup is essential in any enterprise protecting data is equivalent to protecting the company or agency. Whether you have the task of putting together a backup and recovery system for your organization or you are thinking about how backup and recovery fits within the scope of total data availability, Implementing Backup and Recovery is an invaluable resource. This detailed guide takes you through the necessary steps of deploying services by showing you how to address the architecture, limitations, and capabilities of the existing network infrastructure. After an introduction to backup and recovery in the enterprise, Little and Chapa give a tutorial on the components of backup. Then, using VERITAS NetBackup as an example, they show you how to install and configure a backup application, and how to customize services to meet customer needs. Throughout the book, the authors use real-life client situations to explain specific concepts. In addition, you'll also learn: The business and legal requirements of backup systems VERITAS NetBackup's tiered architecture and configuration elements How to determine your need for additional backup services What the future holds for backup and recovery Wiley Technology Publishing has teamed with VERITAS Software Corporation to de-liver a series of books for the enterprise storage management community. These titles will provide system and network administrators, server application developers, and storage engineers with in-depth, hands-on information on how to build scalable, quick, and highly available storage area networks. Key books in the series, including this one, are designed to help CIOs make the decisions as to when and how to embark on investing in new technology.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments. About the Authors. Introduction. Part One. Introduction to Backup and Recovery in the Enterprise Environment. Chapter 1. Backup and Recovery System Requirements Explained. Chapter 2. Business Requirements of Backup Systems. Chapter 3. An Introduction to NetBackup. Part Two. Backup Product Tutorial. Chapter 4. Evaluating Storage Media requirements. Chapter 5. General Discussion on Configuration. Chapter 6. Monitoring the Backup Process. Chapter 7. Evaluating Other Backup-Related Features and Options. Chapter 8. General Troubleshooting Tips. Chapter 9. The Expanding Backup System. Part Three. The Enterprise Impact of Backup Systems. Chapter 10. The Future of Backup. Chapter 11. Major Players in the Backup Arena. Appendix A. Command-Line Interface Guide. Appendix B. Glossary. Appendix C. Tuning Your Backup and Recovery Application. Appendix D. Disaster Recovery Planning Kit: From End to Beginning. Appendix E. Business Impact Analysis Planning Kit: The Storm Before the Calm. Appendix F. Performance Test Tech Note. Appendix G. Netbackup Performance Tuning on Windows. Index.

About the Author

David B. Little joines VERITAS Software in April 1997. He was a support engineer and helped develop the multi-tiered support model that is a conerstone of the world-class support organization. In 1999, he joined the Sales department as a technical product specialist. In this capacity he has travelled around the world promoting NetBackup and frequently speaking at user conferences. He also teaches NetBackup to internal VERITAS engineers and consultants as well as partners, resellers, and customers. Prior to joining VERITAS, Dave worked at Control Data Corporation/Control Data Systems Incorporated for almost 30 years. He worked as a software support engineer for NetBackup and various UNIX operating systems. He was also the leading support engineeer for the super computers including the Cyber 205 and the ETA10. David A. Chapa wears many hats at DataStaff ( In his official role he is the Consulting Manager responsible for managing the vision and direction of the consulting practices. His is also co-founder of Gray House Solutions (, a software company providing integrated disaster recovery solutions whose flagship product is Duplication Suite. Prior to joining DataStaff, he held several senior level technical positions with various software manufacturers in the Backup Storage management market space. His experience spans 18 years in the computer industry with such companies as Cheyenne Software, Unisys, OpenVision, and NSI Software, with the last 10 years focused solely on data availability and storage.

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