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

  • January 31, 2020 31 Jan'20

    Assureon archive is fast, but shouldn't replace backup

    Nexsan Assureon 8.3 ramped up retrieval speeds, making it suitable for backup and DR. However, relying on the archive appliance for multiple use cases carries its own risks.

  • December 16, 2019 16 Dec'19

    XenData launches plug-and-play archive appliance

    XenData's X1 appliance makes archiving by tape, Sony Optical Disc Archive and cloud object storage simpler and more network-friendly. It connects archives for multiple users.

  • October 09, 2019 09 Oct'19

    Aparavi brings archive intelligence to backup

    Aparavi's new File Protect & Insight is designed to clean up backup data by combining data protection with the classification and search capabilities of archiving software.

  • September 25, 2019 25 Sep'19

    Igneous Systems DataProtect gets software-only release

    Igneous DataProtect's software-only version is aimed at cloud-first customers. It has the same capabilities as the NAS appliance version, including integration with DataDiscover.

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