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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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Verio's PC Data Backup is a fast, easy and secure data protection service for important personal and business files such as business financial records, customer data and business product data.
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The SC-1000 Hardware Accelerated Compression and Encryption Option is designed for use with Olixir's FastRestore SE and FastRestore Enterprise data backup and disaster recovery systems.
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Verio also offers PC Data Backup plans for businesses that need to secure higher volumes of data or larger files, such as media or graphics.
Full data backup is created by plugging in the device and pressing the eIEntereIU key
Spectra Logic Corporation is the leader in innovative hardware-driven data backup and archival solutions for companies worldwide.
com), a world leader in data backup technologies, introduces the newest member of the Velocity family of data backup and disaster recovery products, its Velocity2 Series[TM].
developer of the ultra-reliable BRU[TM] brand of data backup and restore solutions, today further raises the data backup bar in support of stand-alone Mac OS X and Mac OS X Server systems with the BRU LE 1.
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htm), today announced the availability of a comprehensive collection of real-time data backup services that provide offsite protection across multiple locations, replacing labor-intensive functions with accurate and efficient technologies that save time and virtually eliminate physical storage requirements.