5 Features You Need in Backup Software for Microsoft Exchange and/or SQL Server
By Ben Maas, DCIG, Sept. 30, 2013, 3:06 p.m.
Over the years both Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server have gotten the reputation (well-earned, I might add) of being difficult to backup and recover. Yet with the vast majority of all size companies running one if not both of these applications in their environments, using backup software that can effectively protect and recover these applications is no longer optional – it is a prerequisite. To ensure a company is effectively performing these tasks, here are five features backup software must offer to protect and recover Microsoft Exchange and/or SQL Server.
Independent studies confirm what many organizations suspect to be true: Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server are found in almost every business. According to Microsoft, Exchange has more than a 78 percent share of insourced email in businesses with more than 25 seats. Likewise, SQL Server has an equally commanding presence as it is used in as much as 83 percent of businesses. While these percentages may be a bit inflated as they come from Microsoft or Microsoft-friendly publications, there is little dispute that these two applications are widely deployed in businesses.
Despite their wide adoption, the ability to protect and recover these applications has never been easy. Ever since their initial release both Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server have had a reputation for being difficult to backup and recover.
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