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Can you backup to a NAS?

by Nathaniel Cooper, on Oct 10, 2019 8:23:06 AM

Can you backup to a NAS?

 

Well, let's define backup.  A backup is simply a secondary copy of a digital asset, or more simply… a file.

 

A NAS is a type of centralized data storage.

 

The short answer is yes, you backup to a NAS.  However, make sure it is a backup.  Many people think their NAS is backed up because there is redundancy in the storage.  That is not the case.

 

A RAID is not a backup.  You want to make sure that if you are using a NAS for backup, it is your secondary copy of the data and you are not just relying on a RAID.

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