Backup. It’s that unglamorous but essential task that can save an organization’s proverbial bacon when a critical chunk of data absolutely needs to be recovered.
On today’s Datanauts episode, our intrepid explorers discuss how to get a better handle on backup in an era of increasing data volumes and more storage options.
They discuss various backup types, including snapshots, file system, and application backup. They also explain why replication isn’t the same as backup, and why that difference matters.
Other topics include the pros and cons of backing up to tape, disk, and the cloud; the role of deduplication; and the challenges of backing up ever-increasing amounts of data in a timely manner.
No backup discussion would be complete without talking about recovery, and the Datanauts get into issues about who’s responsible for recovery, the role of backups in DR, and how organizations can validate their backups to ensure the data can actually be recovered.
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