Backup and Recovery
The Importance of Backup and Recovery
A backup is a representative copy of data at
a specific time. The phrase "backup and recovery"
usually refers to the transfer of copied files
from one location to another, along with the various
operations performed on those files.
A good backup strategy is essential for data
security. Backup is the last defense against data
loss, providing a way to restore original data.
It has the following advantages:
- Protecting you in the event of hardware failure,
accidental deletions or disaster;
- Protecting you against unauthorised changes
made by an intruder;
- Providing you with a history of an intruder's
activities by looking through archived, older
Steps for Backup & Recovery
Backup & recovery consists of a cycle of
iterative activities and processes that require
ongoing monitoring and control.