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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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Prior Information Notice without call for competition: Delivery of backup devices and backup software.
This development enables High-Rely to offer up to five 24TB RAIDPac drives secured into their direct-attached RAIDFrame 5000 backup device, generating 120-Terabytes of storage in RAID-0 or 80TB in RAID-5 mode.
9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Nexto Storage Bridge NSB-25 is an expandable field backup device that takes interchangeable memory card modules and removable drives and can backup to three drives at once from many different cards and formats on location.
automatically move the data to a different backup device if the primary backup device is unavailable or full;
Multiple concurrent devices: a single backup or restore job can transfer data to and from multiple backup devices concurrently.
A few years ago a unique random-access magnetic backup device no bigger than a 35-millimeter camera appeared on the scene.
NASA intends to use one of two strategies to keep the backup device working come September.
The benefits of market on the backup device and medical assistance consists of two lots
In the case of a hardware failure, the restoration process from the backup device can only start when the faulty hardware has been replaced and the server is up and running again.
The program also offers total flexibility with backup storage options -- working flawlessly with all popular backup devices currently available as well as alternative technologies users are likely to select in the future.
Those reasons are now obsolete with the introduction of BackupKey, a new computer backup device from Turnkey Technology Solutions that reduces the entire backup process to plugging in a USB cable and pressing the eIEntereIU key on the computer keyboard.
There are several alternatives to consider when using a NAS and tape library for backup: use the tape library as direct-attached storage, use the NAS itself as a LAN-free backup device, or backup to a library over a SAN.