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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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For large databases, incremental backups can be used, but this increases the total recovery time.
The combination of BrightStor ARCserve and Diamond VT presents Computer Associates' users with a proven solution for achieving faster backups and restores while maintaining their existing backup procedure.
The ASP model in general has not lived up to its promise -- except for one shining exception: backup and recovery service providers.
Virtually all tape backup systems allow for such automatic backups.
The ExaGrid system is a turnkey, plug-and-play solution that sits behind existing backup applications and enables faster and more reliable backups and restores.
Distributed backup results in faster, more frequent backups and simpler restore operations, while reducing hardware and storage costs and the necessity for daily administration.
The built-in Scheduler automatically runs attended or unattended backups at the user's convenience.
For a deeper dive into backup strategies, Vizioncore offers a white paper entitled, "The Fastest Hot Backups for VMware Infrastructure 3," on its website at www.
The answer to this has been disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) backups, where backups are first sent to disk, and then sent to tape for offsite storage.
According to Rod Turner, Symantec's executive vice president of the Peter Norton Group, the Norton Backup is the fastest backup utility on the market and is up to four times faster than DOS 6.
0 integrates with VMware Infrastructure 3 and VMware Consolidated Backup to enable LAN-free and service console-free backups of virtual machines to provide high-performance backups at high speeds.