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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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Idealstor is the leading manufacturer of removable disk to disk backup solutions.
ADIC is advancing disk backup into an important new phase by combining the characteristics of disk and tape in an integrated system," says Dianne McAdam, Senior Analyst and Partner at Data Mobility Group.
Titled "Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication," and authored by ExaGrid's CEO, Bill Andrews, it's the most comprehensive guide to disk backup with deduplication available.
Furthermore, unlike competing disk backup systems that still require a separate primary storage pool for larger data sizes, ExaGrid's disk backup with deduplication serves as the primary storage pool for all data sizes, thereby dramatically simplifying IT management of backup.
ExaGrid's achievement of 1,000 customers and the second largest customer base of scalable disk backup deduplication systems in the midmarket and small enterprise marks an additional milestone, validating the industry's increased movement from tape to disk backup with deduplication in the midmarket and small enterprise space.
com), the leader in cost-effective, scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced the availability of the EX13000E disk backup system with upgraded 130TB GRID software.
com), the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup with data deduplication, today announced it is the first vendor to offer a family of disk backup appliances with data deduplication at a price that matches the cost of the vast majority of comparably-sized tape libraries.
Joint Initiative Creates Channel Incentives, Solutions Content, Training and Tools to Help Channel Partners Sell Disk Backup with Deduplication to Customers
Company Achieves 11th Straight Growth Quarter and 600 Customers for Disk Backup Appliances with Data Deduplication
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Validated Integration with Backup Exec Via Symantec OpenStorage Technology Program Offers Customers Fast, Flexible, Powerful and Easy to Manage Solution for Disk Backup with Data Deduplication