Son media rotation strategy

The Son media rotation strategy requires the following:

Table: Son media rotation strategy



Number of media required

1 (minimum)

Overwrite protection period

Last backup

The Son strategy involves performing a full backup every day.

Figure: Son Backup Strategy

Son Backup Strategy

Although the Son strategy is simple to administer, backing up with a single media is not an effective method of backup. This is because magnetic media eventually wears out after many uses and the data you can restore only spans back to your last backup.