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This article is part of the October 2011 issue of Break free with open source storage
Backing up remote sites and mobile computing devices is an issue that has been plaguing backup administrators for years. But with organizations that are increasingly becoming more mobile, the time to get a handle on mobile data backup is now. Remote data centers and mobile users represent the last frontier of backup and recovery. And that frontier spirit is often reflected in the way many companies rein in backup and recovery of remote and mobile data. Remote data centers, as well as users of laptops or other mobile devices, are often left on their own to make do with inferior methods (or none at all), while the "big" data center enjoys a modern day backup and recovery environment. In this tutorial on mobile and remote data backup, learn about remote and mobile data backup solutions, how deduplication can help remote data backup systems, and other potential mobile data backup tools to have in your arsenal, such and continuous data protection, self-healing storage and the cloud. MOBILE DATA BACKUP AND RECOVERY TUTORIAL: TABLE OF CONTENTS >> Getting to the ... Access >>>
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