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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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ExaGrid is the industry's most cost-effective disk-based backup solution and is ideal for mid-market and small enterprise companies looking to quickly eliminate the hassles of tape backup.
Redundancy: Can you create multiple sets of backup media to protect your data?
As MySQL gains widespread adoption and moves more broadly into the enterprise, ZRM for MySQL addresses the growing need among database administrators to protect their digital assets with a comprehensive backup and recovery solution," said Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL AB.
In most cases, traditional backup causes the application being backed up to be impacted or even stop.
Before we selected ExaGrid, we considered storing more backups on our primary storage array and adding a second array at another site for disaster recovery, but it would have increased our backup costs exponentially," said Paul Russell, CIO and site director of Johnson Health Network.
The Exchange Backup API supports full Exchange database backup only and does not support mailbox restore; therefore, some interesting methods have been developed to recover a lost mailbox.
Diamond VT has been designed to ensure that it meets and exceeds the most demanding backup applications and provides the highest level of data availability as dictated by Enterprise IT environments.
Arkeia's easy-to-use and intuitive interface allows administrators to develop a backup strategy that protects information without interruption.
In off-site vaulting of data, backup media is protected in a remote, secure location.
The only way to be certain that a backup procedure worked properly is to perform tests on a regular basis.
Our customers will quickly recognize the benefits of Spare Backup's convenient, low cost, online backup solution and we expect that it will be a win-win situation for all -- our customers, Spare Backup and DSGi.
Backup systems that are not ILM-aware will continue to store backed up files on tape or secondary disk regardless of the data having already been archived elsewhere.