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.

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  • converged secondary storage

    Converged secondary storage is a combination of common data protection elements and non-primary storage tasks into one platform. Continue Reading

  • ghost imaging

    Ghost imaging, often called cloning, 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

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