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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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FDRCRYPT an additional cost enhancement to FDR, FDRDSF, FDRABR, FDRAPPL backup and restore as well as the FDRTCOPY/FDRTSEL backup copy utilities is available immediately for ordering.
This gives the IT administrator greater flexibility to schedule mirroring operations when needed, and to increase the frequency of data replication to ensure a more up-to-date backup copy.
Additionally, any backup copy of customer lists in Outlook, ACT or Goldmine or any Excel file can be instantly uploaded into an Online for SALE$ database.
GoBack automatically maintains a backup copy of your hard disk's files as of whatever earlier moment you preset, e.
New backup analyzer that helps users select the right files to exclude or to keep a single backup copy of a file to keep backups small
It is not inconceivable that the first backup copy of a file will reside on a disk array.
4 L50 will enhance FDR, FDRDSF, FDRABR, FDRAPPL backup and restore as well as the FDRTCOPY/FDRTSEL backup copy utilities.
Bootability - The software creates a bootable backup copy of the source drive for instant recovery.
It also makes finding data, files and folders easy with its ability to mount images as a drive letter so that the backup copy looks just like the original drive.
It lets users copy their favorite videos easily onto discs, which they can then share with others or simply store as a backup copy.
The PC can then be used as an archive with complete sync between the personal media player and the PC when connected with USB(R) or IEEE 1394, providing the continuous security of a backup copy of the entire collection.