Incremental vs ContinuousAn incremental backup is taken at a point in time such as once a day. A continuous backup occurs in realtime or near realtime in order to minimize data loss.
Local vs RemoteA local backup occurs at the same geographical location as the original data on a physically separate device. A remote backup occurs at a different geographical location such as backing up a mobile device to cloud storage.
Offline vs OnlineAn offline backup isn't connected to a network. This tends to secure it from various types of information security threat. An online backup is connected to networks such as the internet.
Cold vs HotA cold backup requires work before you can use it. For example, it must be loaded and configured. A hot backup is ready to use at all times.
Encrypted vs UnencryptedAn encrypted backup is encrypted in storage. This is generally recommended. An unencrypted backup may represent a risk as it could fall into the wrong hands.
|Overview: Data Backup|
The practice of keeping multiple copies of data to protect against data damage or loss.