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Evolving Best Practices for Backup, Archiving and Tape: Strategies for Alignment

Published: 07 June 2011

ID: G00213451

Analyst(s): Dave Russell, Sheila Childs


Historically, backup has been associated with tape, and archives have often been defined as a copy of a backup that you keep for a long time. More-modern approaches to data life cycle management indicate that neither of these is a best practice.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • The Relationships Among Backup, Archiving and Tape
  • Backups as Archives
  • Evolving Best Practices
  • Good Data Life Cycle Management Policies

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