Backup and Storage
Backup and Storage Overview
Two of the most important elements of any IT infrastructure are file storage and the archiving and backup of those files. From traditional spinning disks to SSD drives and flash memory, data storage has advanced exponentially in recent years. Backups have changed as well, whether you archive single files to a USB drive, store hundreds of them in a cloud service like DropBox, or protect millions of them using products like Microsoft Data Protection Manager or Symantec Veritas Storage Foundation.
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Recent Backup and Storage Articles
Aidan Finn explains several different reasons for why you might want to pin a file in Microsoft's Storage Spaces.
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Got backup? John O'Neill, Sr., shows you how the new File History feature protects Windows 8 users from impending doom.
Explanation by Bruce Mackenzie-Low of Windows disk storage architecture for troubleshooting disk storage issues. Includes detailed overview of the I/O request,