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The Differences Between Backup and Replication
The terms backup and replication are often (and inaccurately) used interchangeably. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, and knowing the difference between these two technologies is critical for picking the solution that is right for your business.
Backup involves making a copy or copies of data and storing them offsite in case the original is lost or damaged.
Replication is the act of copying data and then moving data between a company’s sites, whether those be datacenters, colocation facilities, public, or private clouds.
Choosing the technology that is best suited for your business can be challenging. Fortunately, we have summarized the main differences between backup and replication to explain some of the key distinctions:
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