And vs. Or

Both and and or are coordinating conjunctions used to join grammatically equal elements, but each of them indicates a different relationship between these elements.

Use and to show that all listed elements are true at the same time. In terms of logic, the statement a = b and c means that:

  • If both b and c are true, then a is true.
  • If either b or c is false, then a is false.
  • If neither b nor c is true, then a is false.

Use or to show that only one element can be true at one time. In terms of logic, the statement a = b or c means that:

  • If either b or c is true, then a is true.
  • If both b and c are true, then a is false.
  • If neither b nor c is true, then a is false.

 

Important

DO NOT use and/or. This conjunction means that either all listed elements or only one of them is true at the same time. Depending on the context, use either and or or according to the described logic. In most cases, and/or can be replaced with and.

Examples

  1. You can assign one of the following roles to users and/or groups of users who plan to work with Veeam Backup & Replication.

You can assign one of the following roles to users and groups of users who plan to work with Veeam Backup & Replication.

  1. The replication job defines how, where or when to replicate VM data.

The replication job defines how, where and when to replicate VM data.

  1. Before you create plans or add recovery locations in Veeam Availability Orchestrator, you must categorize infrastructure objects into groups.

Before you create plans and add recovery locations in Veeam Availability Orchestrator, you must categorize infrastructure objects into groups.

  1. Jobs can be started manually and scheduled to run automatically at a specific time.

Jobs can be started manually or scheduled to run automatically at a specific time.

  1. Restore plans consist of VMs that should be recovered from backup files to the original and another location.

Restore plans consist of VMs that should be recovered from backup files to the original or another location.

  1. Use the Recover the VMs in each Group option to choose whether you want to recover VMs in a sequence and at the same time.

Use the Recover the VMs in each Group option to choose whether you want to recover VMs in a sequence or at the same time.

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