Major differences between Data Backup and Archiving

  There is often confusion between the terms “archive” and “backup.” Although archiving and backing up both involve data storage, these concepts are not same but distinctly different. A digital archive is a repository of information that ensures the longevity, integrity, and accessibility of data to fulfill business, legal, and regulatory retention requirements. Archiving helps organizations deal with digital preservation challenges such as file format obsolescence, ensure regulatory compliance, make inactive records easy to retrieve by authorized users, and reduce the time and cost of maintaining obsolete systems only for their data by extracting and archiving the information. On the other hand a backup is a copy of files made so that the original data can be restored if information …