You have to plan your data protection. While this might seem like an obvious statement, most people don’t think about it until after they have a solution in place.
Did you sit down with your database administrator to get their requirements? Did you actually vet those requirements? Come on, you know they’re going to tell you they need full hot backups every night and to keep that data forever. Give me a break. They have no idea the cost and burden that puts on the infrastructure and the daily batch processing.