Everyone that knows me a little, knows that I’m a big fan of the 3-2-1-1-0 golden backup rule just like
In every conversation with a customer I will discuss and clarify this topic.
For those who don’t know what the golden backup rule 3-2-1-1-0 means 😁, I wrote years ago a post of this topic it with more explanation (it pas my first post that achieved the weekly recap 🤗). Since then more followed...
Well, in my opinion this golden backup rule is from now on not sufficient anymore and should be improved to a new rule!
Well, in version 12.1 of VBR there will be a lot of new functionalities regarding to detect ransomware, malware and detect suspicious activity in different ways.
Therefore the current 3-2-1-1-0 is not sufficient anymore and should be changed to the platinum backup rule 3-2-1-1-0-0 😁 !!!
So, there is an extra 0 being added and should stand for :
0 should be the result after malware detection, suspicious activity detection, ransomware detection and other new security functionalities now available and will come more in the future.
So to resume, the new platinum backup rule looks like :
3 : Maintain at least 3 copies of your data
2 : Store the backups on 2 different media
1 : Store at least 1 of the copies at an offsite location
1 : Store at least 1 of the copies offline
0 : Be sure to have verified backups without errors
0 : Be sure to have scanned backups free of malware, ransomware and suspicious activity
The more you can secure your backups and implement new Veeam features as much as possible, the better you sleep 😴!