Determine which data should be made resilient

Understand what types of data you should consider making resilient.

Determining which data you need to make resilient is similar to determining which kind of data you need to back up and save when you prepare a back up and recovery strategy for your systems. You need to determine which data in your environment is critical to keeping your business up and running.

For example, if you are running a business on the Web, your critical data can be:

  • Today's orders
  • Inventory
  • Customer records

In general, information that does not change often or that you do not need to use on a daily basis probably does not need to be made resilient.