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Storage Networking Fundamentals: An Introduction to Storage Devices, Subsystems, Applications, Management, and Filing Systems by Marc Farley

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Chapter 13. Network Backup: The Foundation of Storage Management

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Participate in discussions and meetings regarding backup strategies and operations in your organization

  • Discuss the designs of backup solutions with coworkers and vendors

  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of different backup approaches, including legacy LAN-based backup, LAN-free backup, serverless backup, and disk-based backup

There is little doubt that responsible storage management begins with the discipline of backup and recovery. In the unlikely and unfortunate event of a loss of systems or storage equipment, the nearly miraculous process of restoring data is used to re-create the data that we depend on so heavily.

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