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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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Thus, in addition to off-site backup storage, the following measures should also be in place to protect computerized data from more run-of-the-mill tragedies and disasters:
PCFort comes from DataFort, a software development and service company specialised in off-site backup and disaster recovery systems to businesses.
Many security managers are familiar with traditional backup methods such as mirrored servers, off-site backup servers that receive data virtually simultaneously to on-site servers.
While your Aunt Molly, who has space in her desk in the Space Command Center in Cheyenne Mountain, might be happy to accommodate your off-site backup storage needs, don't just assume it's okay to send her a package of backup DVDs.
Which of the following is not one of the four characteristics that Eckert ("Protect Computerized Data With Off-Site Backups") describes as part of an effective off-site backup procedure?
Data backup solutions provider DataFort has announced its turnkey proposition for businesses wishing to integrate single- and home-user off-site backup into their IT offering.
Many of the companies whose headquarters were in the World Trade Center had no off-site backup facilities or other safeguards to protect their computer data.
It can be further tuned for an off-site backup application by using the time dimension, giving the VPL high bandwidth at night (when backups are made) and low bandwidth during the day.
It should also provide an off-site backup / DRP solution.
8220;What makes data at-rest protection challenging is the fact that business data nowadays is borderless, distributed and unstructured: not only at on-premises primary storage but also in off-site backup and disaster recovery facilities and even up on the cloud,” said Sean Xiang, CEO, Bloombase.
Online backup technology provider SOS Online Backup has announced it has entered an agreement with freeware/shareware/technology site Major Geeks, enabling Major Geeks to use the company's local and off-site backup technology in its Major Geeks Online Backup solution.