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The utilization of backup vs. archiving software for databases is often confused in many organizations. Customers often use backup for the purposes of archiving and vice versa. A survey conducted by Symantec Software recently indicates that 70% of enterprises are misusing backup, recovery, and archiving practices. The survey shows that 70% of the enterprises use their backup software to implement legal holds and 25% preserve the entire backup set indefinitely. Also, the survey respondents said 45% of their backup storage is due to legal holds. Additionally, nearly half of the enterprises surveyed are improperly using their backup and recovery software for archiving.
So what are the differences between the two types of solutions? What should each be used for and how are they complementary?