The 3-2-1 backup rule is a revered and time-honored backup strategy which simply states that you should have 3 copies of your data (your production and 2 backup copies), on 2 different media (e.g. disk and tape), with 1 copy off-site for disaster recovery. Sounds reasonable – right. So why does it suck?

Dick Csaplar
About Dick Csaplar

Dick Csaplar is a Senior Product Marketing Manager with Unitrends. Prior to working for Unitrends Dick was an Industry Analyst for Aberdeen, focused on all things Data Center. Dick has over 25 years of experience in IT with extensive work in Asia and Latin America having lived in, worked or traveled through over 70 countries in the world.