As name suggests, backup server is responsible for taking back up and restoring files, folders, databases and hard drives on a network in order to prevent the loss of valuable information and data in case of a hard drive failure, user error, disaster or an accident.

Microsoft Windows Server operating systems also include a built-in Windows Server Backup feature that can be used to perform basic backup and recovery operations on backup servers; so as to overcome any sort of malfunctioning and failure. Beside this, several backup server products and services available from third-party vendors - that can be used as per the requirement

Now-a-days, numerous online software tools are available for providing backup and recovery services so as to save your network's data to a remote location in the cloud; which emerged as an alternative to the standard backup server.

 

 


 
In Computer Center, IITK - following Backup Servers are used
 

backupsrv

Mail Backup
 

 

 

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