||Network Operators, Service Providers and Public Safety should establish policies and procedures that outline how critical network element databases will be backed up onto a storage medium (e.g., tapes, optical diskettes) on a scheduled basis.
||Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireless; Wireline
||Service Provider; Network Operator
||Examples of network databases include router configurations, digital cross connect system databases, switching system images, base station controller images. These policies and procedures should address, at a minimum, the following: Database backup schedule and verification procedures; Storage medium standards; Storage medium labeling; On site and off site storage; Maintenance and certification; Handling and disposal.