I've taken over DBA duties twice now, at two different companies. Both had backup plans in place. Neither had ever tested them. Both were backing up to the same media as the data and log files. Neither was cleaning up old backups correctly and were having drive space issues.
And backups are just the start of disaster recovery. NONE of the rest had been done.
I think "disaster recovery" needs to be renamed to "disaster prevention". It's not a disaster if you can easily recover from it. In that case, it's merely an emergency.
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