While the Network Configuration Manager installation will automatically create a nightly rotation and backup of your network data, this is merely the first step of your complete data backup and disaster recovery plan.

As discussed earlier in the “Data locations” on page 223 the next step in the backup process is to ensure the safekeeping of your backup data by sending the data to a remote corporate storage device or a server as dictated by your IT backup policy.

Finally, your data backup, application software restoration, and server OS imaging requirements all need to be documented in a corporate disaster recovery plan to guarantee business continuity in the event of a major outage or failure. These tasks, while important, are beyond the scope of this document.