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True backup versus Synchronisation

There are broadly speaking two methods of creating a backup, one is synchronisation and the other is a true backup. The two methods are subtly different and have potential consequences for users and so the choice of the appropriate method is essential.

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BackupMaster

BackupMaster is much faster and more reliable than tape backup as it will backup to a flash drive or external hard disk drive, thus speeding up the backup process.

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Traditional Backup, BackupMaster and Synchronisation

Traditional backup is generally performed using a tape based backup system with software providing the control. Whilst there have been significant advancements in tape technology over the years it is still a relatively slow process and has particular weaknesses when it comes to useful life of the tapes, time taken to backup and restore and the integrity of the data.

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