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Comparison of Backup Method Data Risk Coverage
Some of the backup methods and devices described in this section do a much better job than others of protecting against the risks to your data. The table below shows a general summary of how the various methods stack up in terms of protecting you from the hazards that threaten your valuable data. Remember that this is just a general guideline; also remember that some of these risks are much more common than others are, depending on how you use your PC:
Note: For removable media, the
ratings assume proper storage of backup media (i.e.,
not leaving the tapes sitting on top of the PC box.)
Note: For a more complete
picture on how the various methods stack up, make sure to check out the comparison of characteristics as well.