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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

backup

Anything that serves to replace a function or system that fails.
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High-Rely manufactures durable American-made backup devices utilizing highly-removable drives and network-attached auto backup enclosures.
Lexar's Echo MX and ZX backup devices provide a mobile solution to data loss woes via miniature USB drives that automatically save files as you work on them.
The backup device has a relatively simple mechanism using metal wire, and such a device has hardly ever failed, according to the ministry.
The most frequently used type of tape backup devices are 4mm DAT (digital audio tape) drives using the DSS (digital data storage) format.
to a new HP product or external backup device with Data Migration Service.
The solution features increased security with 128-bit AES data encryption on backup media, Fibre Channel and iSCSI tape backup device support, and support for the latest releases of Red Hat Linux, SUSE LINUX and Mac OS X.--EMC Dantz
D2D proponents insist that by utilizing low-cost ATA disk technology for a backup device, businesses can achieve better data backup and recovery performance with a cost structure that is as good as or better than tape.
Iomega, one of the leading names in backup hardware, has just introduced a one-button backup device, the Ditto Easy 800.
Researchers speculated that the temperature rise had triggered the increase in noise, since the backup device didn't whistle when it was first turned on and remained below 35 [degrees]C.
The Seagate Dashboard, packaged along with the Lyve photo & video management app, turns every Seagate hard drive into a backup device - protecting and preserving memories that you capture across all devices.
During the unveiling of Apple's Macbook Air, chief executive Steve Jobs showcased a number of updates for the iPhone, as well as the Time Capsule backup device for Macs.
Our NetSwap backup appliances allow corporate users to consolidate multiple Amazon S3 accounts and storage buckets onto our auto backup device. This gives administrators the physical comfort of having their data on one or more local hard drives,” said Tom Hoops, Chief Technology Officer at Highly Reliable Systems.