Because let’s face it whole books are written on the subject and yet it’s one of the very first things a DBA should learn. Because it is one of those subjects everyone has to learn one way or another I had a large number of responses (which explains my delay in getting this rollup out, sorry about that). However, the large number of responses makes this list an excellent course on backup and recovery. It’s by no means comprehensive but if you read each of these posts you will have a great start into what’s necessary and what’s possible.
Click through for links to 25 blog posts on the topic.