Resources to Broaden Your Data Backup Knowledge

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    Deduping 101: What you must know before buying a deduplication product

    Deduplication has moved from cutting-edge technology to just another option in the backup toolbox. Driven by the popularity of disk-based backup, deduping has become a standard feature of backup software and hardware alike. There are countless deduplication options available today. And according to Storage magazine's Purchasing Intentions survey, dedupe spending is on the rise.

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    Speeding up backup deduplication

    Deduplication has become an essential part of the backup process. However, organizations that routinely produce large quantities of data have discovered that deduplication, which is intended to optimize the backup process, can actually bog down backup systems.

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    Deduplication technology buying guide: Target deduplication products

    Deciding what type of deduplication technology will be the best fit for your environment is a difficult decision. Deduplication technology comes in many flavors, from global deduplication to target deduplication technology, and then there is inline and post-processing deduplication.

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    Data backup and recovery FAQs

    Check out our data backup and recovery FAQs for information on a variety of data backup and recovery topics from tape backup to data deduplication to continuous data protection (CDP) and more.

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    Video: Keep backup and archive distinct, but coordinated

    Backup and archive may not be in the spotlight at this year's EMC World conference, but as ESG senior analyst Jason Buffington noted in this SearchDataBackup video, EMC has been far from quiet on that front.

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    Podcast: Data encryption solutions for your backup environment

    In this interview, Greg Schulz, founder and senior analyst at the StorageIO Group, discusses different data encryption solutions available today. Find out the popular types of backup encryption, how to choose between software and hardware backup encryption and common concerns with data encryption solutions.

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    Cloud backups offer benefits, present challenges

    The movement toward cloud backups has taken over the minds, and wallets, of many organizations. The idea of supplementing, or entirely getting rid of, your current backup solution with a cloud data backup solution is an appealing one. But if you’re going to do it with your enterprise, there are a variety of issues you’ll need to consider.

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    Video: Alternatives for organizations struggling with a slow data restore

    Restoring large amounts of data can be very time-consuming. In some cases, organizations need to look beyond traditional backup and restore techniques to ensure that data will be available in a reasonable amount of time following an outage. In this Storage Decisions video, W. Curtis Preston, founder of Truth in IT and BackupCentral.com, offers some other backup approaches that can make restores more manageable.

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    Backup challenges: Slow backup and recovery, growing capacity demands

    While 35% of respondents said that slow recovery time is a frequent problem, there are a wide variety of technologies and techniques available that can address this issue. For example, if an organization is using tape as their primary backup medium, it could speed recovery time by first staging recent backups to disk for faster recovery.

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    Backing up virtual servers: A virtual server backup software guide

    Backing up virtual servers may be getting easier, thanks to new virtual backup software options. Download our free guide on backing up virtual servers for the latest best practices and to learn about upcoming trends in virtual server backup software.

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    Examining today's available disk backup solutions

    A virtual tape library is a backup solution in which disk-based storage (typically a SATA or SAS array) is virtualized and presented as tape storage. Virtual tape libraries offer three main advantages. First, they work with almost any existing backup software since the storage media is presented as tape.

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