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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Backup Hardware

  • 0.9 Identify various types of hardware used for backup systems. Backup hardware types include:

    • Tape drives

    • Disk drives

    • Other backup devices

To perform a backup (copying of the data and software on a network server), some backup hardware must be available on the network server. The most common backup hardware device (historically and now) is some form of magnetic tape drive. Other backup hardware devices can be used for backup operations, but these are much less common than tape drives.

A backup hardware device is a required part of any network server installation. Backup hardware devices can be expensive to purchase. However, the consequences of not having a backup hardware device on a network server, and thus not having a backup ...

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