Continuous Data Protection (CDP) Overview

Introduction to Data Backups

In today’s business world it is very important to have a reliable method to save and store computer data. A good data backup should:

  • protect existing data so that recovery is possible after a loss.
  • provide the means to recover historical data from an earlier point in time.

Because digital information always changes, it requires a method of storage that is updated to reflect the most recent changes.

Continuous Data Protection (CDP) provides a solution to storing large amounts of data that minimizes the impact on server performance and bare metal restoration. Additionally, CDP allows for near-continuous data backup, which eliminates the need to run backups after hours to reduce the impact on the system that backups can cause.

In other simple words, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) is a form of data replication that copies data from a source to a destination.

There are two popular types of CDP:

  • Full CDP: This means that the CDP server is automatically saving a real time copy of every change made to the destination, that will allow users to restore the latest version of data if it’s lost completely.
  • Near CDP: This means that the CDP server is automatically saving a copy of the destination at scheduled time, which will users to restore various versions of data at the scheduled recovery points.

Here at LibyanSpider we offer near CDP Services to our customers to assure more protection to their data by copying information directly from the servers to an off-site destination. This method provides very quick recovery of data. and also provides much greater protection and potential disaster recovery options.

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