Backup utilities

Backing up data is very important so that if the systems fail, then a copy of the data can be obtained from a previous backup. A company cannot put a cost on its most critical data, and if it was to lose it, this would cause grave damage to the company, especially if the data was the Financial, or Research and Development Department, which make new prototypes of products.

There are various ways that we can back up the data—we can take snapshots of virtual machines, back up to a network, back up to tape, or a removable device. Let's look at these in turn.

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  • Creating a snapshot: When using virtualization, a snapshot can be created so that ...

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