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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  • data retention policy

    A data retention policy dictates the types of data to be retained and the duration for which that data must be stored in accordance with operational or regulatory requirements. Continue Reading

  • data archiving

    Data archiving migrates infrequently used data to low-cost, high-capacity archive storage for long-term retention. Continue Reading

  • backup

    Backup refers to the copying of physical or virtual files or databases to a secondary location for preservation in case of equipment failure or catastrophe. Continue Reading

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