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If I were to ask the question: "How do you define what is meant by data security?" I'm willing to place a bet that everyone reading this would initially think of protecting data from unauthorized access, or a more commonly used word, a 'hack.'

While that is a correct answer, data security is so much more than that. Protecting against 'hacks' is extremely important, and in some cases legally required, but maintaining access to data for authorized persons is equally important. It is another form of a data security that must be considered.

Hopefully, we all take backups of our databases that can be restored in the event of a failure. Unfortunately, this can be a slow way to recover a system. And it can lead to frustration from users who cannot perform their tasks without having access to your data. We need more than just backups.

So Just What is Data Replication?

Well, "it's the frequent electronic copying of data from a database on one computer or server to a database on another." Furthermore, if it's


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