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Which backup method is best?

If I need to make the quickest backups and the quickest restores of backups, which method is the fastest.

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Here's a broad answer to your very broad question: The fastest way IN GENERAL to do backups would be to use a commercial product. They offer many performance-enhancing features like parallel data streams, multiplexing and support for extremely high-speed devices.

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This was first published in June 2002

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