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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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Finally, make sure you periodically test your backup tapes and your restore procedures.
Finally, make sure you test your backup tapes and restore your procedures from time to time.
Offsite storage of duplicate backup tapes is helpful, but a comprehensive disaster plan should be designed and tested.
Our experience shows that it costs approximately $500 to restore a single backup tape.
To comply with these new requirements, organizations will need to review their discovery processes to depend more on information technology to uncover relevant email, files and other data that is housed on file systems and applications on primary data storage systems, backup tapes and tape archives.
In other words, every single file created in the enterprise can result in hundreds of copies of that file stored on backup tape.
According to National Data Conversion (NDC), a leading compliance, backup tape restoration, data conversion, and electronic discovery firm with over 20 years experience in litigation support and corporate compliance, Index Engines is breaking down the barriers for cost-effective and efficient electronic discovery.
Review backup tape use and re-use policies to verify that you are getting the most from your consumables budget, but not risking data by over using tapes.
We created an encrypted backup tape using Veritas' BackupExec and restored it without difficulty.
According to Enterprise Strategy Group, 56 percent of the enterprises responding to a recent survey have found that retrieving data from offline media such as backup tape to be a significant challenge when producing electronic records while 50 percent found that lack of effective software tools to search and retrieve information was a significant challenge.