"Backing-up everything is a lazy option which requires little thought from you and your users but it is terribly inefficient and probably is major cause of failures in your back-up environment." -- Martin Glassborow
Interesting proposition, isn't it? I grabbed this from one of his latest blog posts titled "Don't Backup" where he defaults to two backup policies -- Backup everything or nothing at all.
What if we had users tell us what the value of their data was and what they needed backups for? Would this help take some of the onus off backup pros come recovery time?
We need to back up, goes without saying -- but what if we decided to start with nothing and then determine what's actually really important? Or perhaps we need to backup everything. Is it better to be safe than sorry?