Back up data only when difficult to recreate - Sustainability Pillar

Back up data only when difficult to recreate

To minimize storage consumption, only back up data that has business value or is required to satisfy compliance requirements. Examine backup policies and exclude ephemeral storage that doesn’t provide value in a recovery scenario.

Recommendations

  • Use your data classification to establish what data needs to be backed up.

  • Exclude data that you can easily recreate.

  • Exclude ephemeral data from your backups.

  • Exclude local copies of data, unless the time required to restore that data from a common location exceeds your SLAs.

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