There are lots of storage devices used to store the data in a system. The hard drive is the critical storage device on a system. But all the storage devices are susceptible to failure at any point of time. Data loss can be a catastrophic event. Having a backup is the only method to get back all your lost data. There are various backup storage devices that could help you to make copies of data. Backup machines offer redundancy of data present in primary storage device.
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Backup storage devices for enterprise use
A backup storage device refers to a type of disk-based hardware appliance which contains software for data management and data services. A backup storage device is defined as a storage target for having data copies, using a replication method or other data protection methods. Backup in a large enterprise is achieved through reproduction of data in multi-disk storage systems, such as RAID or a network-attached storage (NAS), storage area network (SAN) or tiered storage system. Backup storage in enterprise uses either disk or tape for HDD data recovery. RAID data recovery is an easy process to get back all your lost data.
Virtual server backup
This is a software-based version of physically backing up the hardware. This method involves copying data from a physical machine to a virtual machine (VM).
Remote backup appliances
Under this method, data is backed up in a place outside the corporate data center. You should carefully choose the features for encryption, network connectivity and data management. Some remote backup appliances also offer data deduplication and compression services which drastically reduce the amount of data sent across the network.
Physical disk backup devices : Disk, disk-to-tape storage
Enterprises also use dedicated backup hardware systems and magnetic tape systems to have a backup of data that an organization considers critical to sustained business operations.
Local backup for primary storage
Local backup storage includes an advanced RAID protection system and certain tools for secondary backup or even a tertiary off-site backup. Local backup produces data copies on external HDDs or tape systems, which is located in or near an on-premises data center.
Integrated backup storage appliances
Integrated data protection hardware is also available in the market. It contains automated features to help monitor disk capacity, expand storage capacity and configured tape libraries.
Cloud backup storage
This storage method transfers data copies to a remote location through a network. There are three types of cloud backup storage system – Public, private and hybrid. The cloud backup storage is considered as an important ingredient in an enterprise disaster recovery strategy by the experts.
Varied backup storage media devices
There are various backup storage devices like NAS devices, Optical storage media device, virtual tape library and portable backup storage devices like cartridge-encrypted tape drives, optical media and USB drives. The major advantage of portable media devices is the ability to move data from one place to another easily and wherever you go. They can also deliver the fastest backup and recovery times needed in corporate SAN environments.
Backup on a personal computer is commonly achieved through a USB drive. A USB drive is plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash memory storage.