Firm Halts Data Losses; Backup Restore Time Slashed from Days to Minutes
Continuous Protection Key to Backup Restore Success
Customer “work-in-progress” and billing data are the lifeblood of any professional services and engineering firm. Facing 400+ backup restore events yearly, Pryor & Morrow found its business and its ability to serve its customers negatively affected by an outdated backup restore system based on tapes and Symantec Backup Exec.
Employees were losing time and money because they had to redo work they couldn’t bill for because Backup Exec was unable to keep pace with the ﬁrm’s needs – they were only able to do “end-of-day” backups. Doing a backup restore for a ﬁle or a whole folder took from one hour to a full day.
Pryor & Morrow defined a set of criteria for backup restore that included continuous protection, definable snapshot intervals, granular protection with application-level backup restores, and protection for files as well as email. Compression and deduplication to minimize storage cost was also a consideration….more > open the full Case Study PDF in a new window (no forms to fill out…registration not required)