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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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The innovative technology behind Dantz Retrospect backup and restore software allows SMBs with little or no IT staff to easily back up Exchange Server with full confidence.
"The fact that Backup Express is certified for Spectra Logic's T950 lets our customers know that they can easily integrate the two in their backup and restore and storage solutions.
First, organizations must develop a formal backup and restore policy that:
EMC also announced recently that it has integrated CLARiiON with ATA with its own backup and restore application, EMC Data Manager (EDM), and fully tested and support leading backup vendor applications (see separate releases) to offer a high-performance, disk-based alternative to tape backup and restore processes.
Even so, according to a recent study conducted by The Taneja Group, many enterprise customers do not calculate their true data protection costs or their actual success rate in performing backup and restores.
Software Costs: Agents on individual hosts for backup and restore are consolidated to a single media server, potentially reducing or negating the need for application specific tools and software licenses.
Tape libraries have been the primary technology deployed in traditional backup and restore environments.
(TSE:BKB) (OTC:BKBOF), Qualstar Corporation (Nasdaq:QBAK) and Vixel Corporation (Nasdaq:VIXL) have announced a partnership to deliver a certified Fibre Channel-based backup and restore solution for Windows NT/2000 environments.
With initial deadlines for Sarbanes-Oxley looming and the list of regulatory requirements growing across different industries, it's become increasingly important for organizations to deploy a comprehensive backup and restore strategy.
Other elements of a good backup plan include replacing or retiring media on a systematic basis, performing sampling restores periodically, practicing off-site media storage, and documenting the entire backup and restore procedure so that a part-time or new operator would be able to perform a restore in an emergency.