Differences between backup and archive - The right solution to different challenges

Email Backup and Archiving – What are the Differences and Challenges?

July 15, 2015 + Share This

At a high level, archiving is designed to save all data for an extended period of time and index it for easy search and retrieval. Conversely, backup is designed to restore and index a snapshot of data at a certain point in time.

Acordis International offers two great products from Barracuda for each need and challenges, whereas is archiving or backup.

For more information on how to backup and archive your emails contact us at 954-620-0072 or click here.

Barracuda Message Archiver

The Barracuda Message Archiver archives email for compliance and legal purposes and can help with optimizing storage on the email server. All emails sent are captured and stored by the Barracuda Message Archiver so that they can be retrieved and reproduced as electronic evidence as part of a legal discovery process.

The Barracuda Message Archiver also helps in reducing the storage requirements of your email server. For example, emails can be offloaded to the Barracuda Message Archiver, which significantly reduces storage costs and improves email server performance.

Key Points of Archiving

  • Designed for long retention.
  • Plan to save everything.
  • Indexing and searching is critical.

Key Features of Barracuda Archiver

  • ALL emails are archived, indexed, and preserved in a tamper proof archive.
  • Messages for litigation can be searched and reproduced.
  • Auditor interface available with compliance oriented features.
  • Email server performance improved by offloading emails.

 

Barracuda Backup

The Barracuda Backup Service focuses on protecting the customer from operational failure, disk failures, and disasters at the server-level or email message-level.

The Barracuda Email Server Backup Service provides a complete backup of the email server for disaster recovery. The combination of software, configuration, and email data is needed to restore an organization’s email server should the server be corrupted or destroyed. This can only be done if a full backup of the email server software and email database is available.

On the other hand, the Barracuda Email Message-level Backup stores every email message from each user for fast restoration in case of accidental deletion or corruption in a single email account. Individual email messages, entire folders of emails, or all of the emails for a specific user can be restored to the email server without having to restore the entire server.

Key Points of Backup

  • Backup of primary data source.
  • Deletion from Primary Source.
  • Point in time snapshots.

Key Features of Barracuda Backup

  • Capability to do a full backup of Microsoft Exchange Server and GroupWise email servers.
  • Restoration of an email server.
  • Reliable back up of entire email server including software, configuration, and database.
  • Minimizes downtime and restores email services quickly.
  • Records folders and locations of emails from the server.
  • Restores email at a user level without restoring the entire email server.
  • Quick restoration of a small amount of email messages.
  • Locates individual messages to restore easily.

For more information on how to backup and archive your emails contact us at 954-620-0072 or click here.