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Data Backup is Not Data Archiving

Stellar Phoenix Solutions


The aim of a cloud archive service is to provide a data storage environment as a service that is optimized for long-term data retention, security and compliance with data regulation policies.

Data backup should be part of your data management strategy but shouldn’t be considered a viable alternative for storing critical corporate records. Typical corporate backup solutions only take snap shots of active data to recover records that are deleted or corrupt. Backup data, typically is stored for no more than 90 days then discarded or rewritten, replacing old data with new data and essentially erasing all your history in this process.

Even if you kept all of your backup data and kept it stored in an office closet for safekeeping, the data would still be in a “raw” format. The information within your backup data would lack any sort of indexing which is essential for the archiving process…

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This entry was posted on April 10, 2014 by in Uncategorized.
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