To gaming companies, 24/7 data access as well as secure disaster recovery is critical. Though data back-up is an essential component of operational integrity for businesses of all types, for the gaming industry it is probably the most important. Following best practices for backing up gaming files could be considered a matter of survival. This is because, unlike typical machine-generated data in a database which can often be reproduced more cost effectively than it can be backed up and recovered, reproducing gaming and media files is generally cost prohibitive.
Recovering media and gaming files is far more complex than simple image-based replications. This has led to long and laborious practices geared exclusively towards protecting gaming data.
Here are some best practices for backing up your media and gaming files that have the right balance of both capacity and performance.