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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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Among the solutions provided by Novosoft is the NERPA EAM/EPR system, the Handy Backup automated backup software, the ASOMI metrological software solution (now a part of NERPA) and some other tools bringing the Novosoft production growing popularity among companies and individual users throughout the world.
The company specializes in backup software, partition manager and data recovery for Windows OS.
* Full Local Backup. The Barracuda Backup Server offers sufficient storage for a complete copy of an organization's current and historical data.
6049) or backup withholding is required for calendar-year 2006 or thereafter, until the IRS and Treasury provide guidance.
An important use for this copy is as the source for a traditional backup system.
It also makes backup so clumsy that you either don't back up or don't do it often enough.
Options range from off-site storage (almost every organization at one time or another used to have a staff member designated to take backup tapes home every day, though now most have moved to automated off-site backups and storage) to rerouting of internet and telecommunications traffic (so schools can keep in touch with all concerned parties, which often includes students on out-of-state or even international research trips).
The Arkeia hot backup plug-in for MySQL, along with other Arkeia solutions, is available for free trial from http://www.arkeia.com/hotbackup/mysql.
In addition to Secura Backup, the company also offers LiteServe, a powerful, full-featured web, email, FTP, and Telnet server for Windows; Simpledit, a customizable Windows text editor with a taskbar and multiple document interface; and UniClip, a Windows utility that lets you share a clipboard among computers on a network.
* Backup -- the process of copying important data and maintaining duplicate copies for restoration in case of data loss or damage.
Instead of deliberating over tapes, floppy disks and backup schedules, subscribers to online data storage services can make use of provided software that automates the backup process and allows 24-hour access to stored data.
Action Backup creates backups on home computers, servers and workstations, and importantly, to create backup copies of data from any number of computers located in one network, it is enough to install Action Backup on just one computer.