What is Disaster Recovery and how is it different from Backup?
DR protects an entire protected computer, usually a server.
Backup protects only files.
In practice, how is DR superior to backup?
Once a computer is configured for DR, no one has to remember to add new files or folders because everything is backed-up.
Because everything is backed-up, anything can be restored to an earlier point-in-time: from the entire server to a single email.
Nightly Disaster Recovery-Based Backup Process
DR vs. Backup Comparison Chart
|Protects you against...||Backup||Disaster Recovery|
|Bad software updates||✕||✓|
|Server hardware failure||✕||✓|
|Forced majeure (flood, fire, theft, etc.)||✕||✓|
Veeam Backup & Replication is the backbone of our disaster recovery service; it’s the software that we run on our disaster recovery servers.
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