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StorageCraft backup diversifies, acquires Exablox object storage

StorageCraft backup targets server-based storage. Exablox OneBlox is converged hardware, with an object-based file system and NAS front end. Product integration is a goal.

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  • data deduplication hardware

    Data deduplication hardware is a storage product that eliminates redundant copies of data and retains one instance to be stored. Although these products are sold as appliances or disk libraries, they include software that performs the deduplication.

  • cold backup (offline backup)

    Cold backups are ideal for disaster recovery because they protect important data. But the process requires downtime, so it should be conducted during quiet periods.

  • hot backup (dynamic backup)

    Hot data backups are the standard for most database backups, as users can stay online while they are performed. But the technology has risks, such as a performance impact.

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Security

Storage administrators are increasingly relying on tape encryption and other security technologies to guard sensitive data. Visit this topic section regularly to stay on top of the latest news and resources available.

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  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud DR uses an off-site cloud repository to store copies of data that can be restored on-site to keep the business running in case of an emergency.

  • Oracle RMAN (Oracle Recovery Manager)

    Oracle Recovery Manager performs backup and recovery of database files. Among RMAN's many features, this utility -- which is built into Oracle databases -- automates administration of backup strategies, handles maintenance tasks before or after any database backup or recovery, provides a common interface for backup tasks across different host operating systems, and offers several backup techniques not available through user-managed methods.

  • encryption

    Encryption is the conversion of electronic data into another form, called ciphertext, which cannot be easily understood by anyone except authorized parties.

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Data reduction

Data deduplication is one of the hottest data reduction technologies in data backup and recovery today. Learn about file-level vs. block-level dedupe products, and about global vs. source dedupe in this section. Explore resources on data reduction and deduplication here, including tips and advice on choosing a data deduplication solution and about disk-to-disk backup and data dedupe. Read about the benefits of single-instance storage, data compression and other data reduction methods. Learn about how to choose a data deduplication vendor, and find news, trends and information about data reduction products. Find out about data dedupe best practices and listen to podcasts and interviews from enterprise data storage industry experts. Read data deduplication and backup tutorials, and ask our data reduction and deduplication experts your most important questions.

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  • data deduplication

    Deduplication retains one unique data instance to reduce storage and bandwidth consumed by remote backups, replication and disaster recovery.

  • data deduplication hardware

    Data deduplication hardware is a storage product that eliminates redundant copies of data and retains one instance to be stored. Although these products are sold as appliances or disk libraries, they include software that performs the deduplication.

  • data deduplication ratio

    To calculate the deduplication ratio, divide the capacity of backed up data before dupliates are removed by the actual capacity used once the backup is complete.

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Backup tools

Backup tools for enterprise data storage systems include data replication, snapshots, data backup and recovery reporting, backup testing and other backup software. Find the latest information on this topics page. Learn about the latest news on data backup and recovery tools. Listen to podcasts with data storage experts on backup tools and data protection management (DPM) tools. Get the latest tips, tutorials and learning materials on data backup and recovery tools on this page.

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  • cold backup (offline backup)

    Cold backups are ideal for disaster recovery because they protect important data. But the process requires downtime, so it should be conducted during quiet periods.

  • hot backup (dynamic backup)

    Hot data backups are the standard for most database backups, as users can stay online while they are performed. But the technology has risks, such as a performance impact.

  • backup storage device

    A data storage device for backup makes copies of data actively in use. Should the storage medium fail, the original data is recovered from copies on the backup hardware.

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Disk backup

Disk-based backup technology is popular for data backup and recovery applications, such as disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T), continuous data protection (CDP) software, data deduplication and virtual tape libraries (VTLs). Explore resources on disk backup here, including tips and advice on migrating to disk and putting together a disk-based backup and recovery plan. Read about how disk backup can help you meet your backup recovery time objectives (RTOs) and offer better data protection. Learn about how to choose a disk backup hardware or software vendor, and find news, trends and information about the disk backup and recovery market today. Find out about disk backup best practices and listen to podcasts and interviews from storage industry experts. Read tutorials about disk backup technology strategies to help you in your enterprise data storage job, and ask our disk backup experts your most important questions.

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  • DLT (digital linear tape)

    Before the popular Linear Tape-Open Consortium came into existence, Quantum had its proprietary digital linear tape (DLT) format. Learn more about DLT technology here.

  • backup

    Defining what backup is, and the tools and policies to manage it in organizations, comprise a key foundational principle for IT administrators.

  • hard disk drive (HDD)

    Hard disk drives are a type of physical storage media that use spinning disk platters to store nonsequential data in personal computers and enterprise data centers.

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Remote backup

Remote data protection technologies such as remote replication and mirroring are becoming an increasingly popular part of many companies' backup strategy. Stay on top of the latest information here.

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  • cloud disaster recovery (cloud DR)

    Cloud DR uses an off-site cloud repository to store copies of data that can be restored on-site to keep the business running in case of an emergency.

  • ROBO backup (remote data backup)

    ROBO backup is the process of copying and archiving data created by remote and branch offices (ROBOs) and storing it securely.

  • data protection

    Data protection is the process of safeguarding important information from corruption and/or loss.

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Tape backup

Tape backup and tape libraries are essential to providing cost-effective, long-term data storage for all business types and sizes. Explore resources on backup and recovery with tape libraries here, including tutorials on LTO tape technology, recycling backup tapes and caring for your magnetic media. Stay up to date with the latest news about tape encryption and secure tape storage. Compare tape backup systems versus tape autoloaders, and compare tape library vendors. Find out about tape backup best practices and listen to podcasts and interviews from data storage industry experts. Learn how to choose the best library for your enterprise and ask our tape storage experts your most important questions.

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  • tape backup

    Tape can help fix an unstructured data backup issue and is a good archiving medium. Explore tape's strengths and weaknesses, plus important tips for protecting tape backups.

  • magnetic tape

    Though it's not as big of a primary storage player anymore, tape is often an archiving vehicle. LTO and LTFS tape technologies have improved capacity and access.

  • DLT (digital linear tape)

    Before the popular Linear Tape-Open Consortium came into existence, Quantum had its proprietary digital linear tape (DLT) format. Learn more about DLT technology here.

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