If you're interested in storing a lot of data, the term "data archiving" was created just for you. It is the process of moving files that are no longer being used into a long term storage area. This does not mean that the stored data is of no importance it just means it's not as important as it once was.
With personal data archiving, the process of archiving is very different than creating backups. A backup involves simply making copies of data and is primarily used for disaster recovery. With data archiving there are no copies made and its intended design is for data that has become inactive.
Personal Data Archiving
This may come as a bit of a surprise but tape storage is still largely in use to this day. Why? Magnetic tapes can be used to store large amounts of data and the best part is it doesn't cost much and it can be reused over and over again. You can squeeze in up to 6TB of information per tape.The only real disadvantages to storing data on magnetic tape is that it only lasts about 15 years before showing signs of deterioration and the data retrieval time can take awhile. If properly care for though data can last anywhere between 10-20 years at best
Data is vital to all individuals and businesses at large. It ought to be protected from loss and also ensure quick access when needed and recovery in case of loss. That’s why its needs to be backed up. For small business, it couldn't be big problem as they may not have much data to store hence it’s easy to backup and update from time to time.
What to consider before choosing a backup for your data
Some days ago Avast gave us some shocking news, they called on the security of android factory reset. They went on by saying the android phone data could be recovered even when you had set it to factory reset. They had proof and insisted on illustrating it. The company bought about 20 android phones online (eBay). Each phone had been wiped out all data through reset feature. This meant that the data should not or could not be recovered but that was not the case.
To recover the data they used a forensic software, FTK imager. It should be noted that this is not a rare software. It is one you and I can easily access, making it even scarier. They were able to recover 40,000 photos, old google search queries, emails and texts. Some of these data were not meant to been seen by anyone else except the owner because some were nude photos and selfies.