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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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As our data grew in size, our full backups to tape of our main data center were beginning to take more than 36 hours to complete.
It was important to minimize the amount of data transferred across the network to effectively recreate a full backup and equally important to minimize the amount of data required to represent a comprehensive history of backup data.
Doing incremental backup does not take the time or storage that a full backup takes.
8 Expands Scale-Out GRID Capacity to an 800TB Full Backup, Adds Bandwidth Throttling and Encryption for WAN Replication to a Disaster Recovery Site
Using the Exchange Backup API (ESE--Extensible Storage Engine), these 3rd-party products perform a full backup of Exchange including all databases and log files.
The software automatically spans disks when performing backups, and backs up only new and changed files after the first full backup.
This was a 400,000 square foot assignment with a 400 person trading operation, prime computer center, full food service facility, executive dining, executive offices and a full backup generator plant with a UPS system.
It keeps one full backup set to pass on to future generations and calls on another set to keep the cell running.
For example, if a hard drive must be restored, every tape since the last full backup must be restored to reproduce every file.
Optimized Synthetics offers a simple way to eliminate a full backup every week and achieve dramatic backup window reduction by allowing storage administrators to back up only changed files for prolonged periods of time.
More than doubled the full backup capacity in its GRID architecture, announcing a 448TB full backup in a single scale-out GRID system.