My life has been a lie. Up until reading this article, I thought my RAID setup was providing a backup of my data. I’ve longed idolized ZFS for its robust snapshotting capabilities, thinking that was a formidable backup as well. My walls of perception have been torn asunder by the fundamental question of what actually is a backup. This Socratic examination goes to the root of the question. The underlying answer is surprisingly narrow.
StorageSwiss.com – The Home of Storage Switzerland comments:
Defining backup is both simple and complex. Google says a backup is “the procedure for making extra copies of data in case the original is lost or damaged.”
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