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Moving Media Storage Technologies by Karl Paulsen

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ARCHIVES, BACKUPS, AND LINEAR TAPE

 

 

Backing up data and archiving data are frequent activities that occur in operations where information is stored on magnetic spinning disk media or solid state drives. At the enterprise level, these processes need to occur for protective reasons, for legal verification reasons, and for the long-term preservation of assets. Backing up data versus archiving data are two separate functions and the terms are not synonymous. Backing up data is a protective action, usually the process of making a temporary copy of a file, record, or data set that is intended for recovery in the event the data are corrupted, the media itself is lost or destroyed, or for use in a disaster recovery or data protection model.

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