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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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As the burden discussion for disk backups evolves, these features may become more significant, setting a different precedent for this issue.
"Pathlight VX 2.0 really makes disk backup work for the enterprise," said Bill Britts, executive vice president of sales and marketing, ADIC.
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Data Domain's deduplication storage systems address a range of storage application workloads, including disk backup, archiving and network-efficient disaster recovery.
C[pounds sterling]HP continues to set new industry standards by investing in technology that delivers an ideal balance of price and performance for each customer segment.C[yen]To provide data protection for micro and small businesses, HP also introduced the new HP StorageWorks RDX Removable Disk Backup Systems (RDX160 and RDX320).
Inherent issues with tape--in particular, issues with data streaming (on the backup side) and multiplexing (on the restore side), as well as ongoing issues with drive and media reliability, and the increasing affordability and availability of SATA-based disk backup options, have led many users recently to re-evaluate their existing backup and recovery procedures and implement disk--either as virtual tape, as a disk backup/recovery target, or as a host-based option.
Cybernetics' miSAN[R] V Series and iSAN[R] V Series consolidate all your backups cost effectively and safely, incorporating layers of protection against all types of threats to data, including portable disk backup, tape backup, and encrypted, deduplicated WAN replication - all without a dedicated backup server or third-party software.
eC[pounds sterling]HP continues to set new industry standards by investing in technology that delivers an ideal balance of price and performance for each customer segment.eC[yen]To provide data protection for micro and small businesses, HP also introduced the new HP StorageWorks RDX Removable Disk Backup Systems (RDX160 and RDX320).
Cybernetics' miSAN[R] D Series and iSAN[R] D Series incorporate layers of protection against all types of threats to data, including snapshot backup, portable disk backup, tape backup, and encrypted, deduplicated WAN replication - all without a dedicated backup server or third-party software.