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Archives vs Backups vs Fault Tolerant Systems Confusion

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Archives vs Backups vs Fault Tolerant Systems Confusion Introduction

What is Backup and Restore

What is Backup and Restore? The Purpose of Backups

Because of a considerable overlap in technology, backups and backup systems are frequently confused with archives and fault-tolerant systems.

  • Archives are the primary copy of data, usually put away for future use.
  • Backups are a secondary copy of data, kept on hand to replace the original item.
  • Fault-tolerant systems differ from backup systems in that backup systems assume that a fault will cause a data loss event whilst fault-tolerant systems assure a fault will not cause a data loss event.

Backups vs Fault Tolerant Systems Confusion Conclusion

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