Can you imagine keeping your data without any kind of protection around it? Of Course not, especially when there is all kinds of attacks that it is prone to. Backup and restore is very important for all kinds of data and more importantly in MLM where there are large networks and important details regarding the compensations, bonuses, sales volume and inventory.
Get MLM Software integrated with data protection features.In this blog, we shall discuss the role of backup and restore in MLM software.
What is backup and recovery?The primary purpose of the backup is to create a copy of data that can be recovered in any event of a primary data failure. The primary data failures can be a result of any kind of hardware or software failure, the corruption of data, or a human-caused event, such as a malicious attack from a virus or a malware ,or an accidental deletion of data by the operator by mistake. Backup copies will allow you to restore the data from an earlier point of time. This helps the business to recover themselves from any kind unplanned event or mishappenings. Storing the copy of the important data on separate medium apart from the computer is critical to protect it against primary data loss or corruption. This additional and separate medium can be as simple as an external drive or USB stick. It can even be something more substantial, such as a disk storage system, cloud storage container, or tape drive. This alternate medium can be either in the same location as that of the primary data or at a remote location. However, it is appreciated to store copies of data at remote locations due to the possibility of weather related events. For the supreme benefits, we have to make backup copies on a consistent and regular basis so that amount data lost between backups is minimised to almost zero. There are more possibilities of data losses if there is more time lapse between backup. We should retain multiple copies of data so that in the event of data corruption or malicious attacks, we have the insurance and flexibility to restore to a previous and unaffected point in time.
Basic Concepts of Backup and RecoveryGenerally, we adopt two general approaches to backup and recovery universally. 1. Traditional or Streaming backup 2. Array-based backup.
Approach 1: Traditional or Streaming BackupStreaming backup is a traditional approach to backup and recovery system. In this method, we stream or read data from the application server or host through a backup server to a secondary medium or storage system. The backup server or media server then ingests this data and performs additional actions so as to optimize the data before writing it to the secondary medium. These additional actions usually include:
- Indexing the data so that we can easily search and restore the data.
- Data reduction by compression, deduplication, etc.
- Encrypting the data so that it remains protected during transit
- It can consolidate and manage the backup and recovery from a multiple primary systems with just a single backup interface and storage target
- Streaming backup has the ability to reduce data footprint through global deduplication and data compression
- It has an Intelligent metadata management so that you can improve data retrieval for recovery
- Streaming recovery uses application integration so as to improve the state of the data when it is being restored.