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Onsite and offsite backup

Onsite storage usually entails storing important data on a periodic basis on local storage devices, such as hard drives, DVDs, magnetic tapes, or CDs. Offsite storage requires storing important data on a remote server, usually via the Internet, although it can also be done via direct access.

Onsite storage has some advantages over offsite storage, including:

However, onsite storage has one distinct disadvantage over offsite storage. In the event of a catastrophic event, onsite data storage can be destroyed

Offsite backups are primarily is used in data backup and disaster-recovery measures. The core objective behind storing and maintaining data at a backup facility is to:

Cloud backup, online backup or managed backup are examples of offsite backup solutions that enable an individual or organization to store data at facilities that are geographically and logically external