Backup and Disaster recovery

With the increasing proliferation and use of cloud-based backup services -- including a broad range of business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) offerings in the cloud -- the subjects of business continuity planning (BCP) and disaster recovery planning (DRP) have become considerably more tractable and occasionally less costly over the past three years. Nevertheless, BCP and DRP remain important elements in IT governance and compliance, especially for corporations and organizations that must meet various mandates regarding privacy, confidentiality, and availability of their systems and the data they house.

Backup:a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a loss event. The verb form is to back up in two words, whereas the noun is backup.

Backups have two distinct purposes

  • The primary purpose is to recover data after its loss, be it by data deletion or corruption. Data loss can be a common experience of computer users.
  • The secondary purpose of backups is to recover data from an earlier time, according to a user-defined data retention policy, typically configured within a backup application for how long copies of data are required.
  • Disaster recovery: This data recovery training course offers students help in planning for safe recovery of business-critical systems and storage in the event of a disaster. The class includes small-group workshops and an evolving case study so participants can develop a disaster recovery (DR) plan. Areas addressed include identifying disaster impact, planning a continuity project and creating a recovery plan to rescue systems and data.

    Backup and Disaster recovery