This policy outlines procedures for implementing data management (backup and recovery) processes. The major activities included are file backup and recovery, tape backup and offsite storage, restoration testing, and production server jobs.
In this example, all servers that contain unique information are backed up. A full backup of these servers is performed weekly, in addition to daily incremental processes. Backup media for critical systems is temporarily stored onsite in the data center prior to being rotated to the off-site tape storage vendor on a weekly basis. Backup logs and tapes are retained for seven years.