Archiving and backup

Archiving and backup are often considered the same, but there are important differences between them. Data archiving is the process of moving data that is no longer actively used to a separate data storage device for long-term data retention. Different than data backups, which are copies of data kept in case the original copy is lost or destroyed, data archiving systems often free up primary data storage space and help reduce overall data storage costs. Learn about the differences between data archiving and data backup. Read about the different types of data archiving tools, including email archiving and database archiving tools. Learn how to choose the best data archiving system for your enterprise, and where the cloud fits in for backup and archiving. Read about challenges enterprise data storage administrators and backup administrators face with data archiving as well as new and improved data archiving software features in data backup and recovery environments. And browse articles, news, tips and tutorials to stay up to date on data archiving information and resources.

Archiving and backup News

View All News

Archiving and backup Get Started

Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content

  • ghost imaging

    Ghost imaging is a software-driven data backup process that copies the contents of a computer hard disk in a single compressed file or set of files, referred to as an image. Continue Reading

  • cold backup (offline backup)

    Cold backups are ideal for disaster recovery because they protect important data. But the process requires downtime, so it should be conducted during quiet periods. Continue Reading

  • hot backup (dynamic backup)

    Hot data backups are the standard for most database backups, as users can stay online while they are performed. But the technology has risks, such as a performance impact. Continue Reading

View All Get Started

Evaluate Archiving and backup Vendors & Products

Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.

View All Evaluate

Manage Archiving and backup

Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.

View All Manage

Problem Solve Archiving and backup Issues

We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.

View All Problem Solve

-ADS BY GOOGLE

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchStorage

SearchITChannel

Close