WEBSITE BACKUP, Advantages, Disadvantages

WEBSITE BACKUP

Basically backup is a process of keeping a copy of all the data. It is useful in case of data loss.

Similarly website backup is keeping a copy of all information and data that belong to our website.

So, this copy of data will be very useful in case of failure of our website or in any case of emergency when you can’t able to access your actual website so you can access your data through the backup.

In other words, we can say that backup or the process of backing up is a copy of the file or another item of data made in case the original file or data may be lost or damaged.

We can take website back up with different methods also include automatic online backup.

Website backup is the way of copying or storing website data so it may be used to restore the data when we lost the original data.

It is necessary to keep the backup at daily basics because failure can occur at any day or any moment.

WHY IS BACKUP NECESSARY?

There are many reasons to take backup few of them are as follows:

Sometimes we lost all data accidentally or mistakenly.

Our websites or data can be hacked by some kind of hackers.

Our actual system can be crashed.

Due to the failure of the database, we can also lose data.

TYPES OF BACKUP

There are a number of backup types we will describe some of them…

Full backup

In this type of backup, we take the backup of all the files and folders. In other words, we can say that copying of all existing data is called full back up.

ADVANTAGES OF FULL BACKUP

Restoring is fast and easy to manage. As the entire list of files and folders are in one backup set.

Easy to maintain and restore different values.

DISADVANTAGES OF FULL BACKUP

Backups can take very long as each file is backed up again every time the full backup is run.

It takes more storage space as compared to others.

Offsite backup

Offsite backup is a type of backup where we kept the copy of data in some storage devices.

These storage devices include a hard disk, CD, and DVD etc.

So it is safe because we can keep storage devices safely at our home.

ADVANTAGES OF OFFSITE BACKUP

Offsite backup provides a protection against theft, fire, flood, earthquakes and more.

Not dependent on the internet.

DISADVANTAGES OF OFFSITE BACKUP

It requires more work because storage media has to bring to the offsite location.

Also handling and buying storage devices is difficult.

It requires more human interaction.

Risk of damaging storage devices.

Online backup

Online backup is done automatically. Backup or copy of data stored automatically.

Backup or copy of data stored automatically on another website or server site.

In online backup system risk of data, failure is less.

ADVANTAGES OF ONLINE BACKUP

The best protection against fires, theft and natural disaster.

The risk of data loss is less.

It requires little human interaction.

DISADVANTAGES OF ONLINE BACKUP

  • It is a more expensive option.
  • Depending on internet connection.

WHERE CAN BACKUP BE STORED?

Backup can be stored in different types of storage devices.

  • External hard drive
  • Solid state drive
  • Network attached storage
  • USB thumb drive or flash drive
  • Optional drive (CD/DVD
  • REMOTE STORAGE OPTIONS
  • Cloud storage

LIST OF 10 SOFTWARE USE FOR BACKUP

  • Dropbox
  • Backup PC
  • AOMEI backup
  • Backup and restore
  • Google drive
  • Net backup
  • Cobia backup
  • Windows server
  • Microsoft SQL server
  • Nova backup

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