Understanding continuous data protection
What's at stake when a critical file disappears? Plenty. The loss of even a single file may mean weeks of work must be re-created. And if you lose documents, e-mail messages or database transactions that are later subpoenaed, the courts won't look upon it lightly. This is why CDP (continuous data protection) is becoming a critical part of a complete backup strategy, providing the data-level restoration capabilities that tape, replication and snapshot technologies lack.
By Don MacVittie at Network Computing.
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