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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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Unlimited, scheduled automatic back-ups will upload changes and new file versions on a regular basis and so provide continuous protection.
"Our new findings suggest that many businesses would not only lose data but also face delays of several days to restore their back-ups if they had an IT failure."
OptiProtect is a suite of software for electronic document back-up, protection and storage, delivered using the Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
"It is kind of surprising that back-up and recovery hasn't been sorted yet," he says.
The Norton Desktop also includes automated data back-up, data recovery, and network support as well as a collection of Windows-specific tools designed for daily use to safeguard data and make the user more productive.
Unfortunately, tape back-up methods are not always ideally suited to this challenge.
Redstone said the redvault automated service offers disk-to-disk data back-up for servers, desktop PCs and laptop computers, over standard Internet connections.
On top of that, Denver will begin the game without starting cornerback Darrent Williams, and may have a host of back-ups on the field in the second half, when any McCardell touchdown would bring rich rewards for punters getting with him.
And instead of writing back-up data directly to tape, CTD's technicians first copy it to a network attached storage device, so that the information can be backed up and replicated far more quickly.
You can (not that most of us really do) back everything up en masse and then do incremental back-ups on a regular basis.
We have found that it is almost impossible to have too many network back-ups. However, the mere fact that back-up software has been run should not be taken as assurance that there is indeed a back-up copy.
European data centre company Interxion announced on Thursday (25 September) it has installed a complimentary Secure Data Service (SDS) managed online back-up and restore solution at the Ty Hafan Children's Hospice in South Wales, UK, a charity that provides respite, palliative and end of life care to children and young people who suffer from life limiting conditions.