- Backup Considerations
- How Will You Verify That the Backups Are Good?
- Which Databases Should You Back Up?
- Where Should You Back Up Your Databases?
- How Often Should You Back Up Your Databases?
- How Long Should You Keep Your Backups?
- How Long Will It Take to Recover a Backup?
- Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?
- Miscellaneous Tape Considerations
- About this Article
How Long Will It Take to Recover a Backup?
There's nothing worse than having a server crash, except possibly when your boss asks, "So, how long will it take to recover the server?" and you have absolutely no idea. Therefore, regularly testing the recovery of your backups can help you avoid embarrassment in a difficult situation and understand your recovery process better.