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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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25" bay that could be used for installing a removable disk unit for off-site backup.
While most of us use external hard drives, CDs or DVDs to back up our hard drives, few appraisers are employing any off-site backup service.
Additional security can be provided using firewalls as a first line of defense, stand-alone security appliances, and an off-site backup system.
An effective off-site backup procedure incorporates four characteristics: distance, frequency, security, and accessibility.
Customers can also draw upon the company's technological capacity and strength by taking advantage of 21st Century's Off-site Backup Service for data security peace of mind and the company's Infrastructure Consulting and Network Configuration assistance, which can help recyclers get the most out of their computing hardware and software.
You need to think about using off-site backup for your financial applications, scheduling, patient list, and some receivables.
At 79% of those UK organisations surveyed, basic backup systems are in place; 53% of the UK sample use rapid restore software; and 57% have off-site backup facilities.
DataFort has launched PCFort, an off-site backup service aimed squarely at PC/laptop owners, from home users to students, consultants to micro-businesses worldwide.
off-site backup of your data, sent daily or weekly to the law firm--perhaps on removable hard drives or CD-ROMs--so that the firm has a relatively current copy of all its data
Keeping track of the rotation of off-site backup tapes for each of the server locations also proved cumbersome.
In addition to selling directly to businesses that need automated off-site backup, WEB Software & Consulting offers business packages designed to help computer consultants or anyone with entrepreneurial drive to provide this valuable data backup service to businesses.
That way we have an off-site backup in case of a fire.