Backup Terms Glossary

This glossary of data backup terms contains specific words and phrases that you may come across while working with computer backup and recovery software. Here you can find definitions of backup terms used on this website and in Handy Backup: everything regarding file backup, image backup, database backup, network backup and much more.

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Backup Practices

  • Grandfather-father-son rotation schedule
    “Grandfather-father-son rotation schedule is the most widely used backup scheme. Currently, Handy Backup does not support the...”
  • Lost USB Flash
    “The market for USB flash drives has grown very popular over the past several years. Any computer user can transport files from one computer to...”
  • Restore My Active Desktop
    “Active Desktop was a technology powered by Windows XP, transfiguring your desktop workspace into the active environment much like a Web page. Due to...”
  • Tower of Hanoi Rotation Schedule
    “ The Tower of Hanoi rotation schedule is a schedule according to which backup media sets are rotated in accordance with a particular rotation...”
  • USB Password Manager
    “A USB password manager is an application located on USB drive, used to save site login passwords, fill online webforms with them and submit webmail...”
  • Round Robin Scheduling Algorithm for Backup
    “A round robin scheduling algorithm is an algorithm, including a rotation of all the objects in a scheme, making sure that every object is engaged in...”

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Backup Software Features

  • PIM synchronization
    “PIM stands for Personal Information Manager. The PIM synchronization program is a kind of program that synchronizes your personal info such as...”
  • HDD Cloning
    “HDD cloning is a process of copying one hard disk drive to another hard disk drive, including partition information, boot sectors, operating systems...”
  • Directory synchronization
    “Directory (folder) synchronization is a process of synchronizing server directories. Handy Backup is an easy backup program and does not support...”
  • Span Backup Across Multiple DVDs
    “ Span backup is a process of backing up data that needs splitting. During backing up data users sometimes face with the problem that the file you...”
  • Backup on logoff
    “Backup on logoff is a backup operation, performed before user log offs from the system after the user has pressed the "Log off" button. ”

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Backup Storage

  • Backup to DVD in Windows 7
    “ Backup movies, photos or entire computer to DVD in Windows 7 requires not much job. Either internal backup tool or every third-party backup...”
  • Local Backup
    “ Local backup - a copy of a file or document. This copy is located on the computers hard disk drive or on the storage is plugged in directly to...”
  • Types of Backup Servers: Virtual and Physical Servers
    “ Servers are computers dedicated for storage and operations with data through any type of network. A typical server is a network-attached...”
  • Amazon Glacier Storage for Backup
    “ In addition to the extra-popular cloud service, Amazon S3 cloud, Amazon launched a much cheaper and slower, but as reliable as its faster...”

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Data for Backup

  • Movie Clips
    “Using the computer to watch movie clips and cartoons has lately become very stylish; now, it is considered widely espoused among computer users. The...”
  • Digital Library
    “Currently the composition of an digital library is becoming all the more popular. Really, the use of a computer allows us to replace a large colle...”
  • Blackberry
    “Blackberry is a wireless handheld mail device which uses the push email function to deliver emails to the end user. Developed by Research In Motion (R...”
  • Digital Pictures
    “Recently digital pictures have begun to obtain a great deal of popularity. Digital cameras are no longer only the means of the wealthy and now...”
  • Backup Site Password
    “Do a backup copy of saved passwords folder (usually stored by special password manager software like handy password) to be able to recover it in...”
  • Oracle 10g
    “The Oracle 10g is a world’s first database engine specifically designed for grid computing, the well-established and most effective way to...”

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Data Management

  • Tower of Hanoi - backup rotation schedule
    “Tower of Hanoi is a backup rotation schedule, based on the Tower of Hanoi puzzle. Handy Backup is an easy backup program, but it does not yet...”
  • Data duplication
    “Data duplication is a process of creation of an exact copy of data on a different medium. Most data duplication software out there simply lets you...”
  • Data Encryption
    “Data encryption is a means of scrambling the data so that is can only be read by the person(s) holding the 'key' - a password of some sort. Without...”
  • Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows
    “ Remote server administration tools is a type of software used for administering different aspects of server from other machine (often called the ...”
  • Backup history log
    “Backup history log is a log, containing the information about the backup history. The backup history log is usually written while the backup is being...”
  • Data synchronization
    “Data synchronization is a process of synchronizing data between two locations. Handy Backup can perform file synchronization. As with the whole...”

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Databases

  • Database Replication
    “Database replication is a process of synchronization in which data added to one database is automatically copied to the other. Replication should not...”
  • MySQL Clustering
    “MySQL clustering is a technology that allows distributing the MySQL database across multiple independent nodes, to eliminate every possibility of...”
  • Physical Backup
    “Physical backup is a copy of an application’s binary files that is performed on hard drive level using common file system queries, rather than...”
  • phpMyAdmin
    “phpMyAdmin is a free web application that provides a convenient GUI for working with the MySQL database management system. It is the most popular...”
  • Replication Server
    “Replication server is a server that is configured to act either as a source of data for other servers (Master Server), or to receive data from the...”
  • Foreign Key
    “Foreign key is a field in a “child” table of a database that is used to refer to a record in a “parent” table of the same...”

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Devices to Back Up From

  • Cut Copy
    “Site copy is any technical measure designed to create copy of a website somewhere. It is used to prevent site crush. For automatically copying...”
  • Using DVD as Backup Media
    “ Using DVD as backup media is almost the obsolete practice in the time of commercial clouds and ever-accessible Internet. Small amounts of data...”
  • CompactFlash backup
    “CompactFlash backup is a backup of data, stored using the CompactFlash interface. Normally, it means a CompactFlash card backup. ”
  • Flash USB Backup
    “A Flash USB Drive is a form of hardware, utilizing a unique "flash" memory type less susceptible than its other counterparts employing magnetic...”
  • Workstation Backup Software
    “Network Workstation Backup Software is a type data protection utility intended to manage a process of backing up a computer hooked to a local...”
  • CD Backup
    “CD backup is a data copying operation, or a result of an operation, which writes data to a CD. This medium is quite popular, as CDs are now still...”

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Email Management

  • How to Back up Email Messages
    “Handy Backup offers an easy way to always keep your email messages secure and close at hand just when you need them. By using the email backup...”
  • Exchange Server Database Backup
    “Exchange Server database is a database stored on MS Exchange Server as a database (.edb) file. It is used to manage all messaging and collaboration...”
  • Carbon Copy
    “Carbon Copyis a method of sending a copy of an e-mail to someone, but implying that they are not the direct recipient. For example, you send an...”
  • Remote Exchange Server Backup
    “Remote Exchange Server is an Exchange Server located in the Web which provides common access to Microsoft Exchange data for a certain group of...”
  • Exchange Server Message Backup
    “The term "Exchange Server message" implies a message processed by Microsoft Exchange Server in accordance with predefined transport and journal rules...”
  • Outlook Address Book File Storage and Export
    “ Outlook address Book is a collection of address books and mailing lists such as “Contacts” folder; Personal Address Book file (.pab)...”

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Encryption

  • Decryption
    “Decryption is a process of decoding encrypted data back to its original form using the same encryption method and most likely the same application...”
  • RC6
    “RC6 is a block cipher based on RC5. RC6 is a parameterized algorithm where the block size, the key size, and the number of rounds are variable. The...”
  • Encryption Algorithm
    “An encryption algorithm is a mathematical procedure for performing encryption on data. Through the use of an algorithm, information is made into...”
  • AES
    “AES, Short for Advanced Encryption Standard, is a symmetric 128-bit block data encryption technique developed by Belgian cryptographers Joan Daemen...”
  • DES
    “DES, Short for Data Encryption Standard, a popular symmetric-key encryption method developed in 1975 and standardized by ANSI in 1981 as ANSI X.3.92...”
  • Triple DES
    “Triple DES, also referred to as 3DES, is a mode of the DES encryption algorithm that encrypts data three times. Three 64-bit keys are used, instead...”

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File Management

  • Backup history
    “Backup history is a composition of backups, performed during the recent period. It is a good idea to keep the backup history if it turns out that...”
  • Tower of Hanoi backup
    “The Tower of Hanoi backup is a backup, performed according to the Tower of Hanoi rotation schedule. Currently, Handy Backup does not support the...”
  • Backup scheme
    “A backup scheme is a scheme, defining various parametersr of the backup process. Now nearly every backup program can perform to satisfy any backup...”
  • Synchronization
    “Synchronization is coordination with respect to time. Handy Backup supports synchronization of files and folders. When referring to files...”
  • File Compression
    “File compression is being used more frequently. Commonly referred to as 'Zipping' after the most popular compression programs (PKZip, and WinZip)...”
  • File Synchronization
    “File synchronization, in its simplest form, is automatic copying. Handy Backup supports file and folder synchronization. In the file...”

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General IT

  • Copyright
    “The legal ownership of a “work”, which can take any of the following forms: written text, program source code, graphics images, sculpture...”
  • Zip File
    “A zip file is a file, created by means of compressing any file using the zip format. Such files may be unzipped using any application supporting zip...”
  • Computer Backup Copy
    “Do a backup copy of all computer data and settings to be able to recover it after a computer crash, a virus or system re-installation. ”
  • Copying
    “Copying mean to make something so that it resembles an existing thing. Copying is the duplication of information, or an artifact, based only on an...”
  • RC4, RC5, RC6
    “RC4/RC5/RC6 is a series of symmetric encryption algorithms developed by RSA Security. RC4 is a variable key-size stream cipher with byte-oriented...”
  • data
    “Data usually means the following: - Distinct pieces of information, usually formatted in a special way. All software is divided into two general...”

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IT Companies

  • Hitachi, Ltd.
    “Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese global company headquartered in Marunouchi Itchome, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The company forms Hitachi Group (Hitachi...”
  • Iomega Corporation
    “The Iomega Corporation , is a supplier of portable computer storage devices and media. The corporation, established in 1980, has 208 employees in...”
  • Seagate Technology
    “Seagate Technology, is a major American manufacturer of hard drives, founded in 1979 and based in Scotts Valley, California. The company is...”
  • Quantum Corporation
    “Quantum Corporation, was a manufacturer of tape drive products, based in San Jose, California. From its founding in 1980 until 2000, it was also a...”
  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
    “International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a multinational computer technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New...”
  • Samsung
    “Samsung, hard drives are products of the Samsung Electronics that is a South Korean Multinational Corporation and one of the world's largest...”

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Network

  • Proxy server
    “A proxy server is a computer server which acts in the place of individual users when connecting to Web sites. The proxy server receives requests from...”
  • WebDAV File Versioning
    “The WebDAV protocol is an extension to the HTTP protocol, allowing numerous authors edit a single document at a time without altering each others...”
  • Domain Name
    “A domain name identifies the location of an organization or entity on the Internet and, through Domain Name Service translates this to an IP Address...”
  • Network Computer
    “A network computer is a computer with minimal memory, disk storage and processor power designed to connect to a network, especially the Internet. The...”
  • Web Administration
    “The Web equivalent of a system administration. Web administration is a system architecting responsible for the overall design and implementation of...”
  • LAN
    “LAN, or a Local Area Network, is a network that connects multiple computers in a relatively small area. Networked computers can easily transfer files...”

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Program Backup

  • MySQL Backup Table
    “Many people are interested in the question how to make a backup of a single MySQL database table, not the entire database. This backup can be used...”
  • Backup Data MSN
    “MSN data backup is an additional copy of MSN data that can be used to restore the original after a computer crash, a virus, or other event of data...”
  • What is Oracle RMAN
    “ The RMAN (Recovery Manager) backup program appeared first in Oracle 8 and changed by some minor revisions in version 9 and later. RMAN backup...”
  • Save Outlook Email
    “It means to save an Outlook email's data to your personal computer, writable CD/DVD-ROM drive, floppies, USB drives or other media storage. With...”
  • Database Backup
    “1)it means to copy databases so that they will be preserved in case of equipment failure or other catastrophe. 2)A backup of the control file and...”
  • Computer Database Backup
    “In our times the work of a specialist, directing personnel, is meaningless without effective use of a computer database of workers' files. A...”

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Software

  • Dos Restore
    “Backup and Restore are external commands that let you back up your hard disk onto as many floppies as required. Backup and Restore are not widely...”
  • Dos copy
    “An internal command for making duplicate disk files. The DOS Copy command is widely used in Windows by programmers and power users. COPY TO/FROM...”
  • End User License Agreement
    “    The End User License Agreement - or EULA - is a legally binding contract between the developer or publisher of a software program (...”
  • User interface
    “User interface is the way in which a system presents itself to, and interacts with, a human user. In today’s Graphical Windowing environments...”
  • MS Access
    “Microsoft Office Access or MS Access is a database developed by Microsoft. MS Access is the so-called relational database (data is organized in a...”
  • Free Alternatives of Windows Backup
    “ For users not satisfied by Windows internal backup capabilities, these are many third-party solutions for data safekeeping, both free (requiring no...”

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Storage Management

  • Grandfather-father-son rotation
    “Grandfather-father-son rotation is the Grandfather-father-son rotation schedule. Currently, Handy Backup does not support the...”
  • Tower of Hanoi rotation
    “The Tower of Hanoi rotation is a rotation, according to which the backup media sets are rotated a particular rotation pattern, as in the Tower of...”
  • copy disk
    “1)to produce disk so that it is the same as an original one. 2)Hard disk copy mean a copy of all data files to another place. This process also is...”
  • CD duplication
    “CD duplication is a process of copying the entire contents, be it data files or audio, of one CD to another. Usually special equipment is used...”
  • DVD rip
    “DVD ripping is a process of copying the entire contents, be it data files or audio, of one DVD to another. Usually special equipment is used...”
  • CD replication
    “CD replication is a process of manufacturing a CD from scratch using a single original disc. The result of the CD replication process is a CD...”

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Storage Media

  • Memory Stick
    “Yet another standard, set by Sony but now also manufactured by others such as Lexar Media. The main drawback is that there are fewer cameras using...”
  • Smartmedia
    “Bigger in surface than CompactFlash but much thinner, they are more fragile and known to be less reliable. This format is gradually being phased out...”
  • External Storage: Keeping Backup Data outside the Computer
    “ External storage is a term for describing any data-keeping device, such as a disk or a stream tape, which is located outside the computer...”
  • Zip drive
    “A zip drive is a high-capacity floppy disk drive originally developed by Iomega Corporation. Zip disks can hold 100 or 250 MB of data, and they are...”
  • Disk Drive
    “(Or "hard disk drive", "hard drive", "floppy disk drive", "floppy drive") A disk drive is a peripheral device that reads and writes hard disks or...”
  • xd picture drive
    “Another format aimed at very small digital cameras, developed by Olympus, Fujifilm, and Toshiba.xD-Picture Card provides the highest capacity in one...”

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Types of Backup

  • Serverless Backup Defenition and Benefits
    “Serverless backup is a type of network-based backup which does not call for any resources of main server for performing backup tasks. These are two...”
  • What is an Incremental Backup
    “An incremental backup is a backup in which only the files that have been modified since the last backup are copied. Cumulative backups and...”
  • Grandfather-father-son backup
    “A Grandfather-father-son backup is a backup according to the most widely used backup rotation schedule Grandfather-father-son. Currently, Handy...”
  • Total Backup
    “Total backup is a method of computer backup that expects that you don’t perform explicit selection of data, but back up everything without any...”
  • Cumulative Incremental Backup
    “A cumulative incremental backup is a backup of all data files that have been modified since the last archival backup. Some backup programs employ...”
  • System Backup
    “A system backup is a backup of all system files, which allows restoring the operating system to a working state after a crash. Usually only special...”

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Uncategorized

  • Open Mobile Alliance Data Synchronization
    “A standard protocol developed by OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) for synchronization of data stored on small mobile devices. ”
  • Copycat
    “1)One that closely imitates or mimics another. Comp. It means Smb who makes illegal copy of smth. 2)someone who copies the words or behavior of...”
  • Grandfather-Father-Son Backup
    “ Grandfather-father-son is one of the most widely used backup rotation schedules. According to this backup rotation schedule the backup media...”
  • SyncML
    “SyncML is an open standard for information synchronization. It stands for Synchronization Markup Language. SyncML was developed by OMA and is...”
  • PATA
    “PATA, is short for Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment, this abbreviation was introduced for the original ATA interface when SATA had appeared...”
  • ATA
    “ATA is short for Advanced Technology Attachment. ATA was first approved May 12, 1994 under the ANSI document number X3.221-1994 and is an interface...”

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  • Copy Utility
    “Data copying utilities are designed to ease or automate copying of data stored on computer hard drive or memory. They may have a variety of features...”
  • HDD
    “HDD is a magnetic disk on which you can store computer data. The term hard is used to distinguish it from a soft, or floppy, disk. Hard disks hold...”
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    “Net backup is backup your important data to another computer of your network. The easiest way to perform network backups is probably to backup you...”

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