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Backup challenges: Slow backup and recovery, growing capacity demands

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More backup capacity can't solve all storage woes

If there's one truism for backing up data, it's that you can never have enough storage that's easy to access and fast enough to restore data quickly -- and 20% of respondents said that they would be adding more than 100 TB of backup capacity this year.

However, there are other ways that organizations can ensure they make the best use of the disk capacity they already have. If they haven't already, IT administrators should consider implementing data reduction technologies that can also save storage space. IT admins can employ technologies like data deduplication to remove redundant data in storage systems and data compression to reduce the size of stored files. 

Another step is data archiving, which entails determining which data is needed to be stored on backup storage, and moving older data to an archive for long-term retention.

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