Backup and Recovery

Discover the importance of Backup and Recovery, a comprehensive data protection strategy.


Backup and recovery refers to the process of creating copies of data or systems in order to protect against data loss, corruption, or system failure, and the process of restoring that data or system to a previous state in the event of a disaster or failure.


The process of backup and recovery involves creating regular backups of data or systems, which can be stored on different types of media such as disk, tape, or cloud storage. Backups can be created using a variety of methods, such as full, incremental, or differential backups. The backups serve as a redundancy measure, protecting data and systems from a variety of risks, such as accidental deletion, hardware or software failure, cyberattacks, or natural disasters.
Recovery involves restoring data or systems from backups or other forms of redundancy, such as failover or replication. The recovery process can vary depending on the type of backup, the storage media, and the nature of the disaster or failure.
  • Disaster recovery: The process of restoring a system or data to a previous state after a disaster or failure.
  • Business continuity: The process of ensuring that essential business functions can continue in the event of a disruption or disaster.
  • Backup retention: The length of time that backups are kept before they are deleted or overwritten.
  • Backup window: The time period during which backups are created.