In this episode, Rick Vanover hosts Allan Hirt. Allan is a managing partner at SQLHA. Allan is based outside of Boston and is a dual Microsoft MVP, VMware vExpert, SQL Server and HA/DR expert. He is a practicing consultant for all things related to data availability. Allan and Rick discuss one of the most consistent issues regarding database backups: giving them the *right* type of RPO and RTO, and the right tool(s) to do that.