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"Backup". What is a backup?

What is a backup? Is a backup copy of data, which later serves to restore information in case of its loss. There are situations in which data can be damaged as a result of various reasons: hacking, editing, human factor.

To avoid such situations, it is important to copy data with a certain frequency so that you always have an up-to-date working copy of your site. Such processes are usually automated on the hosting. It is enough to set the copying time. What is the best time to back up? Typically it's 00: 00 – at this time the server is least loaded. This is done in order to minimize the risks when creating a backup. After creating a backup, it is important to check the integrity of the files and the possibility of their recovery, so as not to face an error when recovering in case of a critical situation.

 

What types of backups are there?

  1. FTPbackup

  2. HDDbackup

  3. CDPbackup

  4. Cloud backup

What is FTP backup?

FTPbackup – this is a service provided by hosting. A certain amount of disk space is allocated for backup on another server, where information is copied. This is done for security reasons: so that in case of access to the site files and their editing (virus infection / hacking), the backup is not associated with the main server where the site files are stored.

Such backups can also be configured automatically, through scripts or using the cron scheduling utility.

What is HDD backup?

The abbreviation HDD stands for Hard Disk Drive (computer hard disk). HDD backup – it is a method that allows you to copy information to a separate hard drive, for example, removable. Special software is used for HDD backup. For these purposes, for example, Handy Backup is well suited – it allows you to automate all operations to save the contents of the hard drive as an archive file.

What is CDP backup?

CDP (Continuous Data Protection) stands for “continuous data protection”. The principle of its operation is as follows: software (CDP-agent) is installed on the server, which makes a primary copy of all data, splits them into blocks and transmits it to the CDP-backup server. Thus, the software fixes all the changes, and subsequently transfers to the backup server only what has been changed, with a notification of the change and indicating the data that has been changed. For example, if important files were touched that the user did not confirm, you do not need to write these data to the server. This significantly reduces the number of copies and makes more efficient use of disk space for copying.

What is cloud backup?

Cloud server – it is a network of several dozen, perhaps hundreds, united into a common network of online storage servers. Such servers are called “cloud”. Cloud backup – this is placing a backup on one of the cloud storages. The most popular examples of cloud storage are DropBox, Google Drive, Comodo Online Backup.

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