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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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* Tape sequence: Full backups usually span many tapes.
That's why differentials typically grow in size each day between full backups. This means that daily backups get gradually larger and therefore take longer, but the restore time is simpler and usually shorter compared to full or incremental backups.
At any time, you can restore a full backup or an individual file, which is invaluable if you mistakenly delete a vital document.
The new management says that by combining the exceptional technology of the former Seiki products, which boast a high number of significant recent patents, with the full backup of Mori Seiki's sales network and mobility, "We can provide a more thorough service than was previously possible."
6 THE COUP and DEAD PREZ The Coup are Oakland-based radicals politically rooted in Public Enemy and KRS-One but with a new sound that's supported by a full backup band.
A full backup is the safest you can perform because it contains copy of all the files on a selected disk drive(s).
Data security includes protecting a company's servers from natural and man-made disasters, such as having a full backup system in place in a separate physical location.
Full backups. AutoSave does not normally perform a full backup.
it was included so consumers can perform a full backup of their system In case anything fails, or back up files to another hard drive.
Unibanks deputy director for information technology and innovative projects Gennady Landau added: The importance of nonstop operation along with a full backup of all information resources, reliable processing of large data sets is obvious.
The program implements three types of backup: full (including files not modified since the last backup), incremental (only new and modified files are copied) and differential (all files created or modified since the last full backup are added to the current backup copy).