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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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SQL-BackTrack provides intelligent, automated and high speed backup and recovery for Oracle, IBM DB2(R) Universal Database, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, and Informix databases.
Our customers have requested efficient and reliable backup and recovery technology to protect their data," said Indraj Gill, worldwide marketing director for Dell OptiPlex.
There is one shining exception to this rule: online Internet Protocol (IP)-based backup and recovery service providers.
In the end, BakBone's comprehensive backup and recovery software for mid-sized companies, distributed enterprises and corporate data centers with heterogeneous Linux IT environments proved to be the difference.
CA's Backup and Recovery Solution for DB2 for OS/390 performs five to ten times faster than utilities from other vendors, providing CA customers with round-the-clock insurance of eBusiness availability.
CFC Technology responded with the SafetyVAULT[TM] Solution, which delivers data backup and recovery demanded by banks, credit unions and businesses concerned about the likelihood of data loss and downtime when a network crash happens.
Backup and recovery have been with us since the beginning of the written word.
Combining the two delivers a complete backup and recovery method that provides a full complement of functions to protect your datacenter, including:
There are actually three advanced backup and recovery methods that can be used to perform operational recovery and disaster recovery with a single system.
For the enterprise backup and recovery software program, 500 respondents identified as backup and recovery users were assessed across five main categories: sales-force competence, product features, initial product quality, product reliability, and technical support.
Backup and recovery were the very first data protection and storage management applications first surfacing in the mid 1950's when disk and tape appeared but their roles have become far more critical today.
Enterprises deploying Oracle's database and application solutions benefit from Oracle software to help power storage management, backup and recovery, while also accommodating high-availability applications that demand large amounts of storage.