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Tech Report: Object-based backup

Reducing the time it takes to backup data, and finding a better way to manage this process, is increasingly becoming a top priority for SAN users. In this month's "Tech Report" storage analyst Jerome M. Wendt explains why object-based storage products can make your backup process run more efficiently, minimizing disk space and management headaches. Below, you will find links to a number of articles on this subject, as well as a Learning Guide on backup/recovery, our Backup School and Advanced Backup School.

TECH REPORT
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   Additional information on object-based backup

Click here for the original tech report from Storage magazine. This article also includes a downloadable comparison table about object-based content management products.

For more information about object-based backup, take a look at these SearchStorage.com resources:

  • Could CAS replace time-honored file systems?
  • Sun develops Centera competitor
  • EMC Centera scalability hampers large e-mail archivesa>
  • StorageTek joins fixed content archiving fray
  • What is content-addressed storage?

    Also on backup:

  • Backup School: The author of "The Backup Book", Dorian Cougias is your Backup School professor. In each of these 15-minute lessons he'll walk you through what a backup is, all the way through reading that last tape for optimal recovery. Backup School is in session -- enjoy!
  • Advanced Backup School: Now, with Advanced Backup School, it's time to take backup to the next level. Author and VP of Services, Glasshouse Technologies W. Curtis Preston will cover topics such as multi-streaming, interleaving, and multiplexing, and how most environments misuse them...
  • Learning guide: Backup/recovery: SearchStorage.com's unique resources help you navigate your way through the process of backing up and recovering your mission critical data.


    Which products of technologies would you like to see as Tech Reports? E-mail us and let us know.

    This was first published in August 2005

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