Defining what backup is, and the tools and policies to manage it in organizations, comprise a key foundational principle for IT administrators.
Disk backup, or disk-based backup, is a data backup and recovery method that backs data up to hard disk storage.
Before the popular Linear Tape-Open Consortium came into existence, Quantum had its proprietary digital linear tape (DLT) format. Learn more about DLT technology here.
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.
Near-continuous data protection, sometimes called near-continuous protection, is a general term for backup and recovery products that take snapshots at set intervals. The term evolved from a need to differentiate products that take snapshots on a pre-determined schedule (every fifteen minutes, for example) from those products that take snapshots each time new data is written (true CDP).
Removable media is any type of storage device that can be removed from a computer while the system is running. Examples of removable media include CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray disks, as well as diskettes and USB drives