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5 reasons restores can take longer than backups

It comes as a big surprise to many people when their restores are slower than their backups, but it should be no surprise at all. In fact, everyone should plan for this disparity and build into their backup design.

There are a number of reasons why restore speeds are typically slower than backup, and here is an explanation of five of them.

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The RAID write penalty

Most modern disk arrays are built using parity-based redundant array of independent disks (RAID)—RAID levels 3 to 6. Others are built using erasure coding, which has a similar challenge as parity-based RAID.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center