What is the Difference Between Data Backup and Mirroring?

When it comes to data backup and data mirroring, there is a lot of confusion about the two terms. Some people think they are the same thing, while others believe they are completely different. In this blog post, we will clear up the confusion and explain the difference between backup and mirror. We will also discuss the pros and cons of each approach so that you can make an informed decision about which one is best for your business.

Data Backup

Data backup is the process of copying your data to a secondary location for safekeeping. This can be done locally, to an external hard drive, or to the cloud. The main purpose of backing up your data is to protect it from loss in the event of a hardware failure or other catastrophic event.

Data Mirroring

Mirroring is similar to backup in that it also copies your data to a secondary location. However, the main difference is that mirroring creates an exact copy of your data. This means that if something happens to your primary data, the mirror can be used to restore it.

Both backup and mirror have their own advantages and disadvantages. When deciding which one is best for your business, you will need to weigh the pros and cons of each approach.

Backup Pros

  • Protects your data from loss in the event of a hardware failure or other catastrophic event. 
  • Can be done locally, to an external hard drive, or to the cloud. 

Backup Cons

  • Does not protect your data from corruption or deletion. 
  • Restoring data from a backup can be time-consuming and difficult. 

Mirroring Pros

  • Creates an exact copy of your data. 
  • Can be used to restore your primary data if it is lost or corrupted. 

Mirroring Cons 

  • Requires more storage space than backup. 
  • If your mirror is located in the same place as your primary data, it is at risk of being lost or corrupted in the same event. 

Now that you understand the difference between backup and mirroring, you can decide which approach is best for your business. If you have any questions, or need help implementing either solution, our team at ACM IT 360 is here to assist you. Contact us today to get started!

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