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9. Backup Strategies

In the ancient past, backup strategies were all about setting up a list of tapes, and determining which ones should be used when for full backups, incremental backups, and such, with some evaluation of how quickly tapes degrade such that they need to be turfed out.

That perspective is not "obsolete," but what with disk drives getting cheap and big vastly faster than tape drives, it is common for people not to even have tape drives, thus dictating different approaches.

9.1. Commercial Backup and Recovery Tools


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