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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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This should lead to greater success in conducting effective backup and restore, and ensuring that business-critical data is always protected.
ATA is the enabling technology making disk-based backup and restore more affordable, because ATA drives cost roughly 50% less than the Fibre Channel drives used in more demanding, online transaction processing applications.
Leading IP SAN solutions offer a complete disk-to-disk backup solution that offloads backup and restore operations from the company LAN onto a dedicated Ethernet IP SAN.
Atempo's Time Navigator was the only backup and restore product that could meet all of our data protection objectives and provide 'out-of-the-box' Xsan support.
Disk will act as a complementary adjunct to tape, delivering the backup and restore performance needed for 24X7Xforever operations.
FalconStor's VTL software is emulating a StorageTek L180 with six LTO2 drives and 90 slots, and has significantly condensed the backup and restore windows of REALTECH's database, messaging, and file and print server applications, while at the same time providing file- and database-level restore granularity.
Few storage backup and recovery software vendors currently offer progressive backup and restore capabilities and the ability to do disk-to -disk backups.
According to Tom Dugan, founder of the VMware Technology Network Group in Philadelphia, PA, "Asigra Televaulting is the only backup application that allows any-to-any data backup and restore in VMware environments, giving users the ability to back up from a server from one vendor and restore the data to hardware from a different vendor.
By streamlining both the data backup and restore processes, disk-based solutions offer an alternative that Gartner predicts will become the dominant source for data restores by 2008.