Types of Backup
There are various types of data data backup, each designed to address different risks, vulnerabilities and storage needs. Effectively backing up your files, networks, servers and other assets begins with addressing the capabilities of a network and selecting the proper type of backup for the circumstances.
Different Types of Data Backup and Recovery
The different types of backups available to managed service providers and IT administrators include:
- Full backups
A full backup is the most basic of all backup types. And as its name suggests, it’s also the most comprehensive. In a full data or system backup, all data is copied to another location.
Advantage: A complete copy of all data is available in one location and restoration time is minimal.
Disadvantage: A full backup takes longer to execute than other types of backups.
- Incremental backups
This type only backs up the information that has changed since the last backup occurred.
Advantage: Because only the changed data is being backed up, an incremental backup can be carried out as often as needed. Incremental backups are completed quickly and require fewer resources.
Disadvantage: While incremental backups have the fastest backup time, they also boast the slowest data recovery time.
- Differential backups
Similar to an incremental backup, a differential backup copies all data changed since the last full backup every time it is run.
Advantage: A differential backup provides a way of backing up changed data to the same convenient location as all new data.
Disadvantage: A differential backup requires more time and space to complete.
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