Chapter 8. Backup and Recovery

Every single system is prone to failures, be they natural, mechanical, or electronic; they can involve computer hardware, application servers, applications, databases, and network connectivity. Based on the critical nature of the application system, its data, and its everyday use, in the event of these types of failures, an alternative way to provide the required service and/or a method to keep all the systems functioning is needed. Electronic devices such as computer hardware come in many forms to make up the entire enterprise configuration. Normally, protection against hardware failures is achieved by providing redundancy at all tiers of the configuration. This helps because when one component fails, its backup ...

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