Common anti-disaster protection methods include the following:
- automated backups (allows restoration of data, if, or when, they are lost),
- off-site media storage,
- data mirroring,
- server replication (Electronic vaulting sends backups over telecommunication links to secure storage facilities. This approach eliminates labor costs and the needs to physically transport tapes. It ensures continuity by providing a reliable secondary infrastructure, also improves data integrity and shortens recovery efforts.),
- remote data replication,
- a virtual tape library that emulates multiple tape drives,
- snapshots of data at prescribed intervals.