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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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RenewData's ESI risk management services, which include backup tape liability management, data migration, and evidence storage, provide corporations with a proactive means of managing the risks associated with ESI.
With some small businesses, a selected employee takes the backup tape home with him.
Hard disk failures can be catastrophic; they can necessitate three days of downtime while a replacement drive arrives and is installed, and a backup tape restores the data.
I know of a title company that went out of business because its backup tapes were stolen along with its hardware and software.
Yet, the reality is that outdated email, antiquated files and archival data stored on backup tapes or disks are often kept for months or years.
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Detailed ROI calculations will accompany this plan to clearly illustrate the money the organization will save, alongside reducing the risk of storing unknown data residing on backup tape.
Patent-pending 'Single-Pass' processing significantly improves efficiency of processing large volumes of backup tapes for discovery and risk management of ESI
Index Engines, the leader in enterprise discovery solutions, today announced that DLA Piper, a global legal services organization, has chosen Index Engines Tape Engine to bring the discovery and collection of data on backup tape in house.
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