Tiered Storage for Extended Retention using Cloud Libraries
Setting up a tiered storage solution using cloud storage is an efficient way to manage extended data retention and increase available space on primary storage media. With a tiered storage approach, recent and more active data is backed up to higher performing primary storage, such as a disk library, for faster restores, while infrequently accessed backup data is moved to more cost-efficient cloud storage.
Setting up a tiered storage provides the following benefits:
- Expand your primary backup resources by moving archived or deleted data into the cloud storage space.
- Decrease costs by moving archived or deleted data to more inexpensive cloud storage.
- Restores from cloud storage have little to no noticeable difference for end users.
- Disaster recovery (DR) backups can be retained for a longer period of time.
You can set up a tiered cloud storage to organize the data in one of the following ways:
- At the dataset level - one or more groups of subclients can be moved to cloud storage based on certain criteria.
For more information, see Setting Up a Tiered Cloud Storage at the Dataset Level.
- At the file level - individuals files within a subclient can be moved to cloud storage based on certain criteria.
For more information, see Setting Up a Tiered Cloud Storage at the File Level.
- For information on supported cloud storage devices and supported vendors, see Cloud Storage - Support.
- For more details on cloud architecture, see the following guides:
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