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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.
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backup

Anything that serves to replace a function or system that fails.
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Properly configured D2D backup enables multiple simultaneous backup operations because the backup disk array can be written to simultaneously by many servers.
Some items to put in the box: traveler's checks, a few rolls of quarters, negatives of important personal photographs, a list of emergency contacts, copies of prescriptions and medical records, copies of insurance policies, backup disks of critical computerized information, copies of other important family and financial records, and your safe deposit box key.
Even though the firm lost all the data in the office, it had backup disks stored in zip-lock plastic bags in safety-deposit boxes at its bank.
For routine tasks such as synchronizing files after a business trip, ensuring that all project team members have the same data, or creating routine backup disks, FolderMatch's Wizards and one-button synchronization are quick and easy to use.
I could find no function in the software for creating backup disks for the vital patient database files.
If the backup disks are on a shelf above the computer and there is a fire, "It's bye-bye back-ups," he said.
All of our backup disks were maintained in our office; even though we were aware of the potential danger of a fire.
The program makes it easy to create backup disks for secure off-site storage.
In addition, some utilities even compress the data to save space on the backup disks. Some also format empty floppy disks during backup--a big time-saver.