Backup Administrator – Backup Tracking Log

Tracking and monitoring of backup one of the major challenges of the organization. It needs to be done with more cautious and very serious. There are couple ways we can build a tracking log and maintain. The tracking sheet is very vital for Backup Administrator. This is required in the following scenarios:-

  1. Plan the backup window
  2. Plan the tape requirement
  3. Plan the storage requirement, if it’s taking to disk or staging to disk
  4. Analyze the data growth
  5. Plan about ILM (Information Lifecycle Management)
  6. To retrieve data
  7. Track backup failures
  8. Time required for each backup and retrieval
  9. Plan ad hoc backups
  10. Retention analysis

Sample Log Sheet.


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