To protect critical files backup application software is used to manage the backup of your selected data at scheduled intervals. The software can be used to backup data to disk, tape, or cloud storage and can keep the backups available for specified lengths of time. Most backup software now make use of deduplication in order to reduce space and backup time.
Archive Platforms, Applications, and Storage
Archiving is the process of moving data that is no longer active or rarely accessed to different, typically cheaper, storage for long term retention for reference or compliance reasons. Archiving requires the use of software for moving and accessing the data and hardware for storing the data, being either disk or tape.