What's your preferred backup/restore tool and method? When I walk into a client to work on a Sharepoint implementation I usually find some combination of the following:
1) Just using SQL Backups
2) People saying we don't need to get anything else because Symantec makes an agent for SharePoint backups. (Never mind the fact that compared to other 3rd party options, Symantec is usually a complete and absolute NO SHOW at any and all SharePoint events/conferences that I go to and has zero presence in any SharePoint literature)
What tools and techniques do you prefer for backups/restores and why?