Backup is not a new idea; it is one of those functions that has been around almost forever. But, the danger of the familiar is it’s easy to take things for granted—to make assumptions or to fall into the, “We’ve always done it that way,” trap. Even technologies as familiar as backup continue moving forward, and if you don’t take time to rethink your assumptions periodically, you could miss out on a better, easier, faster, and less expensive way to get the job done. Maybe a better option exists now that wasn’t on the table when you bought your current backup product. Maybe some of the things you think you simply have to live with aren’t really necessary anymore. Let’s look at some assumptions.