The following sample outlines a set of policies and procedures for Data Backup and Retention. The purpose of this policy is to standardize a means of backing up and recovering computer files. Unless specifically stated in another policy statement, the contents of this document apply to all data backups.
This document contains policy statements in the following areas of information technology: daily and monthly data backups, network server backups, application backups, tape backups and rotation. In addition, it contains procedures for onsite and offsite storage of tapes, delivering tapes off-site, property backups, data center access, and tape rotation schedule. Lastly, the policy instructs on job scheduling, reviewing job logs, etc.