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backup

1 a duplicate computer, data file, equipment, or procedure for use in the event of equipment failure.
2 The act of creating another copy of a file, group of files, or an entire computer hard drive.

backup

Informatics A function that allows users to copy one or more files to a storage pool to protect against data loss. See Incremental backup, Mirroring, Selective backup. Cf Restore.

backup

Anything that serves to replace a function or system that fails.
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The research also showed that 90% of SMEs using tapes never ran a test back-up, while 26% were over-capacity meaning not all their data is being protected.
The OptiProtect solution provides online back-up, de-duplication, compression, encryption, secure storage and rapid recovery of electronic documents to protect an organization at the time of hardware and software malfunction, viruses, human error and natural disasters.
In Carrollton, IL, a group of homeowners along North Sixth and Parkview streets still are plagued by sewer back-ups into their homes and businesses, but may soon see a long-term solution to the problem.
It may be that many of those who didn't back up data or have uninterruptible power supplies believed computers were getting more reliable and, as a result, were becoming more confident that back-ups and power protection were less important.
The Back-UPS Connect BGE70 represents a revolutionary approach to home and small business power protection.
To back up to a different drive, you can find free back-up utilities at sites like www.
Drive Image also lets you create a new hard disk partition - that is, a distinct and protected chuck of hard disk space - on which to store your back-up images.
By combining the new network attached storage (NAS) solutions with Nero's powerful software suite, both power users and small businesses will have a flexible platform to easily create an always-on digital media server able to distribute multimedia content throughout the home or add a cost-effective back-up solution to protect against hard drive crashes and the possible loss of critical data.
Additional battery outlets protect more peripherals - Four battery back-up and three surge-only outlets offer increased multi-path protection for peripherals;
The product features tools for centralized software management, device inventory and control, centralized configuration back-up and restore, and centralized SSL certificate management, with all features utilizing a secure iControl(TM) connection to the devices.
Contract Awarded for APC Back-UPS (or equivalent) Uninterruptible Power Supplies