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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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APC's new Back-UPS ES 750 is currently available in North America and carries an estimated resale price of $99.
The Back-UPS RS comes equipped with USB (Universal Serial Bus) connectivity and includes APC's PowerChute Personal Edition software, which is easy-to-use, safe system shutdown software with sophisticated power management functions for use with Windows (XP, ME and 98) and Macintosh OSX operating systems.
The Back-UPS ES 350 and 500 models are available at EUR145 and EUR157 respectively.
You have no idea whether your previous back-ups contain infected files or not, so play safe and assume they are infected.
NexentaStor, built on ZFS technology, eliminates redundant back-ups, reduces business downtime and ensures critical information is always protected and can be restored in seconds.
QI DON'T have a back-up of important system files on my PC, but I realise that I should have a copy of the system.
Las nuevas unidades ofrecen 90 minutos de tiempo para un sistema de computacion tipico y el sistema Back-UPS RS 1500 proporciona 120 minutos de respaldo.
Back-ups can also be scheduled for after business hours to minimise disruption.
This will, in turn, set up a domino effect in which back-ups in acute care facilities lead to premature discharge without adequate care programs.
Requiring no changes to the existing Exchange server or backup architecture, Ontrack PowerControls slashes restore time, eliminates brick-level back-ups, minimizes the time it takes to locate all emails matching specific criteria using advanced searching capabilities, and eliminates the need for an Exchange recovery server.
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today introduced the APC Back-UPS Connect BGE70, an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) designed to provide hours of back-up power for critical home network devices during extended power outages.
EVERYONE knows the importance of making regular back-ups.