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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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In fact, online storage management to virtualize physical SAN resources and minimize disruption, clustering technology for increased availability and LAN-free backup applications are all available for Fibre Channel-based storage networks today.
VERITAS BackupExec (NT/Netware) and NetBackup (NT/Unix) offer LAN-free backup, backing up data to tape using the SAN topology instead of LAN resources.
2 miles) IBM's SAN Fibre Channel Managed Hub creates high-speed interconnections for such applications as high-availability clustering, storage consolidation, and LAN-free backup.
Disaster-tolerant data storage architecture and services -- Real-time remote-site data and application replication -- Automated off-site tape backup -- LAN-free backup solutions -- Roadmap for upgrading MS NT Exchange to MS 2000 Exchange -- Real-time Oracle backup without adversely affecting application-servers or users -- Central management of UNIX and MS Windows backups -- How to save time and money on data storage solutions.
This Fibre Channel RAID product is a component to Zzyzx Peripheral's scalable Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions, featuring data clusters, data sharing, LAN-free backup, and, in the future, server-less back-up.
This is a perfect example of a SAN backup solution that a small or medium business can use to increase up time and protect their data by keeping their network up with LAN-free backup," said Frank Berry, vice president of corporate marketing for QLogic.
Phase one includes the integration of LAN-free backup (with dynamic tape allocation) and shared disk capabilities in a homogeneous, multi-server environment.
Disaster-tolerant data storage architecture and services -- Real-time remote-site data and application replication -- Automated off-site tape backup -- LAN-free backup solutions -- Migration of MS NT Exchange clusters to MS 2000 Exchange -- Real-time Oracle backup without adversely affecting application-servers or users -- Central management of UNIX and MS Windows backups -- How to save time and money on data storage solutions.
This brings us to our next advancement: LAN-free backups.
The IP SAN system will utilize the customer's existing Ethernet and IP infrastructure and the TCP/IP skill sets of its IT technicians, enabling enterprise storage planners to consolidate distributed storage resources, control rising storage costs and implement LAN-free backups and restoration, in addition to comprehensive disaster recovery practices.
This feature delivers on the promises of shared storage and LAN-free backups between NAS- and LAN-based data.