This section provides an overview for backup tools as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 45 backup tool manufacturers and their company rankings. Here are the top-ranked backup tool companies as of December, 2023: 1.Arcserve, Inc..
A Backup Tool is a mechanism for storing a copy of data on another device or in the cloud.
The Cloud refers to a service that provides platform functionality via the Internet. Computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices store data inside the device.
When internal data or the device itself is damaged, it is often difficult to restore the data. A backup tool is a solution to this problem.
Backup tools have a variety of uses. One example is iCloud for iPhone. iCloud is a service that can be used as a backup.
Backup is also possible without an internet connection. An example is an external backup device. The backup device is wired to the computer and the internal data is copied to the backup device for storage.
Other methods include using a CD-R, DVD-R, or USB memory device. Android has a backup function implemented using an SD card, so backup is possible without using an application.
Data protection is generally based on the "Data Backup Options: 3-2-1rule" published by US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) in October 2012. The 3-2-1 rule is based on the "Data Backup Options: 3-2-1rule" published in October 2012.
The 3-2-1 rule is as follows:
Adherence to these three rules will improve the chances of protecting data in the event of equipment failure. This is also a good countermeasure against ransomware, which has become increasingly prevalent in recent years. In the unlikely event that a device is infected by ransomware, a secure backup of the data will allow for a quick recovery.
There are several types of backup methods, including:
The ancient concept of data backup has been known as RAID, which stands for "Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks" and is a mechanism to protect data with multiple hard disks.
The aforementioned cloud tools also use RAID to protect data in-house by their providers, and there are different types of RAID, ranging from RAID0 to RAID6, with 0, 1, 5, and 6 being the most commonly used. An overview is given below.
Backup tools companies use the above RAID to make effective use of device capacity while backing up.
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