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Backup Basics Part 1: Demystifying Server and Workstation Backup Methods

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Understanding the options for backing up servers and workstations is important for any technician or system/server administrator. But for new IT staff, all the details about how backups work and how to configure them can be confusing. In this first article in a three-part series, Ryan Faas demystifies the various types of backups that can be performed on servers and workstations using most backup applications.

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In part two of this series, we'll look at the various backup media that can be used to store backups. There is a wide range of options out there that can serve the needs of a small office or a corporate data center—and everything in between. We'll take an overview of all the options and discuss the most commonly used, particularly those that can be confusing for new technicians and administrators.