Author Archive For: Marcin Haba

D2D2T

D2D2T: a disk-to-disk-to-tape backup strategy

A look at the modern data storage industry can make your head spin. From a variety of hard drives, efficient disk arrays, magnetic tapes, conventional or emulated tape libraries to ...

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Criteria for selecting files when performing full, incremental and differential backup

A fundamental function of backup and restore software is the ability to copy data from one place to another. No matter if the backup data are stored on volumes, files, ...

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Diary of an admin: Backup and Data Replication

Replication, as a way of creating an exact data copy between the source storage location and the target location, is often erroneously put into one bag with backup. Despite of ...

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RAID is no backup

Why RAID is not a backup

Today I would like to discuss the topic of RAID – more specifically backup issues. In the blog post title I proposed a daring thesis which I would like to ...

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A few words about hardware compression in a backup with tape drives.

Most present tape drives include a function called hardware compression. This makes available data compression to the magnetic tape by a drive. In many cases this feature may prove very ...

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