I'm just getting into being a server admin of a small business server. I'm trying to get a grip on what is needed for robust backup approaches. Problem is, there's a bazillion articles & tools & recommendations for all the involved aspects and different scenario's. After lots (several nights) of research I'm more and more convinced I will not get everything right the first time simply because there will be things that I overlook.
Is there a guide / resource that is specifically meant for compiling a set of recommendations and points of attention for your scenario for the sake of keeping a birds-eye view on implementing a proper backup plan?
It should be:
- Actual: taking into account modern approaches, media and scenario's for backing up.
- Complete: in that it at least attempts to cover the entire list of what is required and important.
- Comprehensive: so that it could potentially be used like a check-list to learn more about the details of achieving this from different resources.
- Reasonably authoritative: having had some scrutiny that I can assume it's a fairly good starting point.
- Backuping should be tailored to your situation. Lots of things should be kept in mind.
- Research takes a long time to get started because it's buried in all the possible different approaches.
- Is there such a thing as a guide to compile your backup needs comprehensively?