Backing up your data is one of the most crucial steps of the data asset management process. This ensures that your digital files are not only safe in one location, but in multiple locations in case something happens. In this video, Kevin Ames walks through the differences between backups and protected storage.
- So what's the difference between a backup…and protected storage?…Protected storage gives you the advantage of knowing…that if any one of the hard drives…inside that device fails,…your data is still available and that drive can be replaced.…Usually it's hot swappable.…So without interrupting your work,…a new drive can be inserted to replace the bad drive…and the other drives will map to it…while you're still accessing the data.…
If your working drive is a single drive like this,…then if it fails, everything goes away.…There's no protection here.…This is just a single hard drive and you're counting on…everything that you have being right here,…and it may or may not continue to work.…If this drive fails, there's no protection.…Protected storage is a hedge against drive failure.…It is not a backup.…A backup is another complete copy of the drive…that you're using as a working drive, or a working volume,…or a complete backup of the device…that is the protected storage.…
RAID 1 and RAID 5 are examples of protected storage.…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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