A system, a method, and a computer program product for providing continuous data protection and long-term data protection of data in a storage system. A persistent point-in-time Image (PPI) image of the data is created and stored at a first storage. The data at the first storage is updated frequently to provide continuous data protection. A copy of the dataset is created and stored in a secondary storage. The copy of the dataset stored in a secondary storage is updated and backed up less frequently than the PPIs image of data stored at the first storage to ensure long-term data protection.