shutterstock 4600 TEST SIZE V1 051716


 "IT Management that You can count on."

Have IT Questions?
Call us now (888) 894-6411

TWINTEL Solutions Blog

8 Data Backup Terms You Should Know

8 Data Backup Terms You Should Know

Data is an asset, there’s no getting around this fact. Therefore, your business needs to consider it important enough to protect with a data backup and disaster recovery solution, as even something unlikely, like a natural disaster or hacking attack, could place your organization in peril. We’re going to take a look at some of the different kinds of data backup and disaster recovery you can expect to see, as well as four terms that you should understand.

The Types of Backup
Here are four of the most common types of backup that you can expect to see in an office environment:

  • Full backup: This type of backup makes a copy of all selected files in their entirety. Most backup solutions will have to initially go through this process, and since this is such an intensive process, it will take longer than other data backup types. If this is your preferred method of backup, it will likely have to be done after-hours, as it takes a long time and could tie up processes that are needed during the workday.
  • Differential backup: This type of backup only backs up changes made to the data. This allows for faster backups, but the process of recovery is much slower.
  • Incremental backup: This type of backup is much like a differential backup, with the main difference being that an incremental backup will always back up the data regardless of if a full backup was completed or not.
  • Mirror backup: A mirror backup makes a real-time duplicate of the source and backs it up. This creates complete redundancy, but it also comes with various issues. For example, if the material is deleted by mistake, the mirror will also be deleted. This reason alone dissuades IT technicians from using mirror backups as a viable solution for their backup needs.

Now that the types of data backup have been explained, we’ll go over some of the backup-related terms you might want to know.

  • Business continuity: A business continuity plan is designed to help your business get back in proper functioning order if you’re ever hit by an unfortunate situation. All organizations need to have a business continuity plan in place.
  • Disaster recovery: Disaster recovery is specifically there in the event your business suffers from a disaster involving data loss. This includes cyberattacks, sabotage, user error, and even weather-based disasters that destroy infrastructure.
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO): RPO is a benchmark that represents which data will be recovered by your business if it wants to get back to normal business operations following a disaster.
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO): RTO is a benchmark that represents the time needed for your business’ data to be restored. Minimizing this number is critical to keep downtime as low as possible.

TWINTEL Solutions can help your business by equipping it with a comprehensive data backup and disaster recovery system. To learn more, reach out to us at (888) 894-6411.

Searching Bing for Google Chrome Takes Users to a ...
Tip of the Week: Using Templates in Evernote


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, November 20 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!


Our 10 Benefits

Our 10 Benefits Whitepaper

This whitepaper will evaluate the differences between traditional technical support practices and modern managed IT practices and the pros and cons of both in regards to small and medium-sized businesses.

Download Now!   Need A Consultation?

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Technology Cloud Privacy Hackers Network Security Business Computing Backup Malware Hosted Solutions VoIP Mobile Devices Data Google Microsoft Business nonprofit Disaster Recovery Software bgc Email roundup Innovation Internet Managed IT Services Business Continuity Alert communications Outsourced IT Hardware IT Services Smartphones Windows 10 Managed IT Services Browser Tech Term User Tips Data Backup Server Saving Money Computer Ransomware Efficiency Android Cybercrime Cloud Computing Data Recovery Business Management Small Business Smartphone Network Internet of Things IT Support BDR Workplace Tips Computers Miscellaneous Save Money Productivity IT Support Quick Tips Windows Passwords Office Communication Productivity Managed IT Mobile Device Management Cybersecurity Artificial Intelligence Telephone Systems Chrome Money Social Engineering BYOD Applications Recovery Gadgets Hacking Upgrade Law Enforcement Facebook Firewall Mobility Work/Life Balance Phishing Virtualization Windows 10 Collaboration Social Media Vulnerability Bring Your Own Device Bandwidth Information Flexibility Budget How To Router App Compliance Automation Office Tips Managed Service Provider Avoiding Downtime Wi-Fi Password Holiday Data Protection Office 365 VPN Health Remote Monitoring Two-factor Authentication Proactive IT Microsoft Office Private Cloud Scam Data Security Google Drive Servers Information Technology Sports Identity Theft Connectivity Value Mobile Device Apps Business Intelligence Mobile Computing History Black Market Keyboard Word Operating System Safety Spam Data Breach Redundancy HaaS Remote Computing Comparison Solid State Drive Charger Settings Computing Infrastructure Marketing Automobile IT Plan CES Electronic Medical Records Update Encryption Managed Service Data Management Worker USB Content Management Physical Security Employer-Employee Relationship Credit Cards WiFi Content Filtering Entertainment Unified Threat Management Wireless Technology Spam Blocking Battery YouTube Blockchain Virtual Assistant Business Owner Hiring/Firing Windows 7 Fraud SaaS Emergency Cleaning End of Support Unsupported Software Training Workers Data storage Big Data Telephone System Document Management Data Storage Website Computer Care Patch Management Legal The Internet of Things Infrastructure Paperless Office Save Time HIPAA IT Management Voice over Internet Protocol OneNote PDF Government Risk Management Samsung Software as a Service Supercomputer Hosted Computing Relocation Remote Worker Best Practice Content Start Menu Unified Communications Password Manager Machine Learning Hosted Solution Multi-Factor Security CrashOverride Digital Signature Bluetooth Netflix Online Shopping Cache Files Search Television Cryptocurrency Virtual Reality Tip of the week Leadership Touchpad Warranty Politics Data loss Audit Transportation HBO Current Events Specifications Inventory Humor Wiring Audiobook Tools NarrowBand Theft Business Mangement HVAC Hacker Public Computer Trending Flash Evernote Wireless Internet How to Safe Mode Worker Commute Windows Server 2008 Devices Apple Printer Screen Mirroring Loyalty Computer Fan Microchip Benefits Outlook Knowledge Millennials Going Green Access Control Video Games Gmail Networking Internet Exlporer Data Warehousing Lifestyle Accountants MSP Rootkit Sync Wireless Charging Cortana Wire Troubleshooting Search Engine Thought Leadership iPhone Mouse Scalability Experience Cast Google Docs FENG Education Smart Technology Network Congestion Workforce Authentication Mobile Windows 10s Recycling Enterprise Content Management File Sharing Telephony Fiber-Optic Google Apps Smart Office User Error Bing Human Resources Wireless Techology Employer Employee Relationship Regulations webinar Amazon Downtime Twitter Administrator Password Management Advertising Two Factor Authentication Frequently Asked Questions Telecommuting Nanotechnology Camera Professional Services Public Cloud eWaste Reputation Software Tips IBM Practices Augmented Reality Hard Drives Vendor Management Skype Cables Monitor Colocation Shadow IT Books Help Desk Staff Regulation Computer Accessories Conferencing Amazon Web Services Robot Addiction Instant Messaging Assessment Criminal Customers NIST Users Excel IT Consultant Remote Work Laptop Smart Tech Printers Meetings Chromecast GDPR E-Commerce Thank You nonprofits Congratulations