Backup and Recovery

Backup and Recovery

Backup software offers protection for business data by copying data from servers, databases, desktops, laptops, and other devices in case user error, corrupt files, or physical disaster render a business’ critical data inaccessible. IT or operations departments typically configure backup programs for use by any team within an organization that has a need for security and peace of mind with important files. In the event of data loss, data is restored to its previous state from a backup.

Different backup products utilize different methods such as a disk-to-tape (D2T), disk-to-disk (D2D), and cloud-hosted storage. Backup software tools vary in relation to size, level of security, and types of systems from which they retain data. The Backup category also includes some standalone data recovery or repair tools.

To qualify for inclusion in the Backup category, a product must:

  • Create copies of business data and keep them secure
  • Restore backup data onto devices if and when necessary