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What is a Backup?

Published on December 9, 2020 · Updated on December 18, 2020
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By Brian Boucheron
Developer and author at DigitalOcean.
What is a Backup?

Backups are copies or archives of data used for recovery after the loss, deletion, or corruption of a database or filesystem. Developers can create backups in a number of ways, including manual implementation, cloud hosting services, or backup programs (such as Bacula).

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