Continuous Data Protection

What is it and how is it best used?

From the developerWorks archives

Chris Stakutis

Date archived: December 13, 2016 | First published: October 17, 2005

Continuous Data Protection is a new style of data protection ("backup"). Traditional backup occures once-per-day (or far less frequently for mobile and home users) and only captures files as they existed at the time of backup. Lost are the changes occuring throughout the work day. There are many different flavors of CDP starting to emerge in the market and each have different value propositions.

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