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

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Backup Software Features

  • Automatic Backup
    “An automatic backup is possible when a backup software supports scheduling, like Handy Backup for instance. Then a backup runs automatically on a set...”
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  • Auto Backup
    “Backuping data to the disk at periodic intervals without user intervention. This function is useful among backup software. The advantage of an auto...”
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  • Missing Files Backup
    “One of the serious problems that every computer user encounters is the problem of missing files. It is well known that computers and computer...”
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  • Zip Backup
    “Most backup utilities provide an option of automatic backup compression, and ZIP compression is one of the most popular algorithms. Archiving backups...”
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  • Differential Incremental Backup
    “A differential incremental backup is a backup of all data files that have been modified since the last incremental backup or archival backup. Some...”
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  • Scheduled Backup
    “A scheduled backup is a backup, performed on schedule, which has been set beforehand. Usually is useful to set a backup on schedule and no longer...”
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Backup Storage

  • Remote Backup | Back up to remote servers
    “Remote backup is a copy of a set of data (important documents, folders, database dumps, etc.) that is not located on the local computer's hard disk...”
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  • Backup Files to DVD
    “DVD discs are cheap, transportable, capacious, and generally very convenient for backup purposes. By recording backups to DVD, you protect data from...”
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  • Backup Server Types: 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...”
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  • Backup Destination
    “ A backup destination is a destination, where the selected backup files are backed up to. The destination may vary from a local hard disk, a CD or...”
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  • Backup to CD
    “To "Backup to CD" means to perform a backup operation, according to which, the files are written to CD. Backup CD is very popular as it is an...”
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  • Internet Backup
    “The term "Internet backup" can be used to describe two things. Firstly, a copy or a process of copying Internet data, e.g. a website or a web...”
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Data for Backup

  • Save WWW Files
    “Nowadays, almost anyone has a website. But what does one do if the FTP server crashes, some file gets deleted or changed and is not recoverable? How...”
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  • File Backup
    “A file backup is a backup operation in which any files, mostly data files, are backed up. ”
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  • Backup Favorite
    “It means to backup the Favorites folder to a writable CD/DVD-ROM drive,floppies, USB drives or other media storage. ”
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  • 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...”
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  • 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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  • WWW backup
    “WWW backup is a backup of all files stored in the "WWW" folder on an FTP server. This allows both editing files offline and securing them in case an...”
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Data Management

  • Directory structure
    “Directory structure represents the layout of the folders, the way they were created on a disk. It is best shown in a directory tree, where it is...”
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  • Copying Games
    “is a process which produce game so that it is the same as an original one. The concept of game copying has a particular significance in certain areas...”
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  • Root Directory
    “The root directory is the top directory in a file system. The root directory is provided by the operating system and has a special name; for example...”
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  • Span Backup to DVDs
    “To span backup to DVD means to split the backup data to multiple DVDs, if a backup is too large to store on a single disc. This backup will be called...”
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  • Game Copying
    “is a process which produce game so that it is the same as an original one. The concept of game copying has a particular significance in certain areas...”
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  • Path
    “In IT systems, path refers to the location of a file or directory on that system. On PCs using MS DOS or Windows, the path is as follows :- driv...”
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Databases

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Devices to Back Up From

  • Network Backup
    “A network backup (LAN backup) is a backup which is created on one computer and is stored on another computer connected to the same network. The...”
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  • 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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  • DVD RW Backup
    “A DVD RW backup is a backup saved to a DVD-RW, DVD+RW or DVD-RAM disc. DVD RW discs are ideal for storing backups because they can be updated any...”
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  • Disk Backup
    “A disk backup is a backup of entire contents of a hard or a floppy disk (the latter is now rarely used). It also may mean creating an image of the...”
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  • FTP Backup
    “An FTP backup is a backup operation, which involves backing up data from a computer to an FTP server. FTP backup can also be referred to as 'remote...”
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  • CD RW Backup
    “A CD RW backup is a backup saved to one or several CD-RW discs. Nowadays, many backup programs, can do a CD-RW backup, as CD-RWs are ideal for...”
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Email Management

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Encryption

  • Cipher Text
    “Cipher text is data that has been encrypted. Cipher text is unreadable until it has been converted into plain text (decrypted) with a key. ”
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  • Encryption
    “Encryption is translation of data, or plain text, into a secret code, or cipher text. Now every backup program supports encryption, Handy Backup...”
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  • Symmetric key cryptography
    “   Symmetric-key cryptography is an encryption system in which the sender and receiver of a message share a single, common key that is...”
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  • 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...”
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  • RC4
    “RC4 is a variable key-size stream cipher with byte-oriented operations. The algorithm is based on the use of a random permutation. ”
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  • AES
    “AES, Short for Advanced Encryption Standard, is a symmetric 128-bit block data encryption technique developed by Belgian cryptographers Joan Daemen...”
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File Management

  • File Copying
    “File copying is creation of a new file which has the same content as an existing file. All operating systems include file copying in the user...”
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  • Overwrite
    “"To overwrite" means to record or copy new data over existing data, as in when a file or directory is updated. Data that is overwritten cannot be...”
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  • 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...”
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  • 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...”
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  • File Compression
    “File compression is being used more frequently. Commonly referred to as 'Zipping' after the most popular compression programs (PKZip, and WinZip)...”
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  • Synchronization
    “Synchronization is coordination with respect to time. Handy Backup supports synchronization of files and folders. When referring to files...”
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General IT

  • Key
    “A key, in relation to computer science, is a piece of information that controls the operation of a cryptography algorithm. In encryption, a key...”
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  • Windows Registry
    “Windows Registry is a database which stores settings and options for the Microsoft Windows operating system. It contains information and settings for...”
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  • Copy Cat
    “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...”
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  • Webmaster
    “Webmaster or Webmistress is a commonly used term that refers to the person or persons responsible for a specific website. On a smaller site, the...”
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  • Volume
    “Volume is a storage unit. A volume can either be a physical storage unit or a logical storage unit. Physical storage units include hard drives...”
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  • Zip
    “As a verb (to zip) it usually means to compress a file in the .zip file format. Zip files are created by using algorithms for compressing files into...”
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IT Companies

  • Seagate Technology
    “Seagate Technology, is a major American manufacturer of hard drives, founded in 1979 and based in Scotts Valley, California. The company is...”
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  • Fujitsu
    “Fujitsu is one of hard drive manufacturers. Fujitsu is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, computers (supercomputers, personal...”
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  • Iomega Corporation
    “The Iomega Corporation , is a supplier of portable computer storage devices and media. The corporation, established in 1980, has 208 employees in...”
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  • 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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  • Maxtor Corporation
    “Maxtor Corporation, was an American manufacturer of computer hard disk drives founded in 1982. In 2000 it Purchased Quantum's hard disk line of...”
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  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
    “International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a multinational computer technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New...”
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Network

  • SSH-2
    “SSH-2 is protocol, an updated variant of SSH. It has better security through introducing the Diffie-Hellman key exchange and strong integrity...”
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  • Secure FTP
    “Secure FTP is a protocol, combining FTP and SSH or SSL to secure the connection. Mostly, this secures only the command transfer channel, while file...”
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  • 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...”
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  • WebDAV Backup
    “WebDAV backup is a process or a result of copying conducted using the WebDAV protocol. Since WebDAV provides an easy way to create, modify and...”
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  • 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...”
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  • Web Administrator
    “The Web equivalent of a system administrator. Web administrators are system architects responsible for the overall design and implementation of an...”
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Program Backup

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Software

  • Backup program
    “A backup program means an utility, designed especially for backup purposes, like Handy Backup. It can have various features in order to make the...”
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  • 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...”
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  • Auto-configuration
    “Auto-configuration is the automatic configuration of devices without manual intervention, without any need for software configuration programs or...”
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  • GUI
    “GUI, an abbreviation of Graphical User Interface - pronounced GOO-ee - is a program interface that takes advantage of the computer’s graphics...”
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  • Upgrade
    “Upgrade is a process of replacing a version of software or hardware with a newer product release designed to meet new requirements, or generally...”
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  • Graphical User Interface
    “A Graphical User Interface, abbreviated GUI (pronounced GOO-ee), is a program interface that takes advantage of the computer's graphics capabilities...”
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Storage Management

  • 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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  • DVD replication
    “DVD replication is a process of manufacturing a DVD from scratch using a single original disc. The result of the DVD replication process is a DVD...”
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  • 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...”
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  • 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...”
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  • CD rip
    “CD rip is a process of copying the entire contents, be it data files or audio, of one CD to another. Usually special equipment is used, allowing...”
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  • 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...”
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Storage Media

  • Removable hard disk
    “A removable hard disk is a type of disk drive system in which hard disks are enclosed in plastic or metal cartridges so that they can be removed like...”
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  • 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...”
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  • CD
    “Known by its abbreviation, CD, a Compact Disc is a polycarbonate with one or more metal layers capable of storing digital information. The most...”
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  • 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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  • Secure Digital
    “Supported by the SD Card Association (SDA), this compact type of memory card allows for fast data transfer and has built-in security functions to...”
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  • Data storage device
    “ a device for storing data. It usually refers to permanent (non-volatile) storage, that is, the data will remain stored when power is removed from...”
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Types of Backup

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Uncategorized

  • Secure Sockets Layer
    “Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that provides a secured communication on the Internet by encrypting the information. It is layered...”
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  • Socket Flash
    “Flash memory that is housed in a standard chip package and plugs into a socket on the circuit board. A flash BIOS is an example. Contrast with flash...”
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  • UDMA
    “UDMA, is short for Ultra-DMA (Direct Memory Access) and also known as Ultra ATA, UDMA is a standard developed by Quantum in conjunction with Intel...”
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  • Adapter
    “A device that allows one system to connect to and work with another. An adapter is often a simple circuit that converts one set of signals to...”
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  • Copy right
    “computer programs which create copies of the information on a computer system so that it can be stored separately and used to replace the original...”
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  • Open Mobile Alliance Data Synchronization
    “A standard protocol developed by OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) for synchronization of data stored on small mobile devices. ”
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Backup Software Glossary

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Most Viewed Terms

  • CompactFlash Card
    “CompactFlash card is a storage device built on the CompactFlash interface. Its storage capacity ranges from 32Mb to 64Gb, and is likely to grow even...”
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  • Secure FTP connection
    “A secure FTP connection can be achieved by using the Secure FTP protocol, which combines both FTP and SSH (or SSL) or any other encryption. This...”
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  • SSH-2
    “SSH-2 is protocol, an updated variant of SSH. It has better security through introducing the Diffie-Hellman key exchange and strong integrity...”
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