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

  • 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...”
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  • Span Backup to DVD
    “Span backup to DVD is a feature of Handy Backup designed to let users back up large files to DVD discs. Though DVD discs are acknowledged as the most...”
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  • Backup Compression
    “ Backup compression used during the backup process can often reduce the mount of space required by 50% or more. With Handy Backup you can easily...”
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  • Encrypted Backup
    “An encrypted backup is a backup, which was encrypted using one of the encryption algorithms. Handy Backup supports encrypted backup. Encrypted...”
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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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  • Directory synchronization
    “Directory (folder) synchronization is a process of synchronizing server directories. Handy Backup is an easy backup program and does not support...”
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Backup Storage

  • Remote Backup
    “Remote backup is one of the most actively developing areas of backup, gaining popularity day by day. Backups stored on remote servers are very...”
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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 FTP
    “Basically, by storing backup to FTP, you protect it from any local sources of data loss. FTP protocol was designed specifically for transferring data...”
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  • Backup to DVD
    “Backup to DVD is a backup operation or a result of an operation during which the backup files were written to a single or multiple DVDs. This backup...”
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  • Backup to HDD
    “The easiest way to secure data from loss is to back them up to a separate folder on your HDD, which you won’t touch during everyday work. In...”
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  • Local Backup
    “ A local backup a copy of a file or document that is located on the computers hard disk drive or on the storage is plugged in directly to the...”
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Data for Backup

  • 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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  • Backup Database
    “ is copying database to the disk to prevent it's injuries. This is useful for big and important databases. You can backuping your database to a...”
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  • How to Backup Folders | Folder backup programs
    “Folder backup is a flexible approach to data backup, where the amount of files being backed up is not constant and can change from time to time...”
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  • 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...”
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  • Save Attachment
    “Messages that contain the file attachments, in this context we can say that "save attachment" means to save file attached to the massage. There are...”
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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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Data Management

  • Folder
    “A folder, in graphical user interfaces, such as Windows and the Macintosh environment, is a folder is an object that can contain multiple documents...”
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  • Data Replication
    “Data replication is a process of copying data from a one site to one or more sites for increased security or performance. It is very much like data...”
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  • 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...”
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  • Disk Compression
    “The notion of disk compression dates from the mid-1980's, when hard drives were very much smaller and, relatively, much more expensive than today. A...”
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  • Subdirectory
    “Subdirectory is a directory below another directory. Every directory except the root directory is a subdirectory. In Windows 95 and Windows/NT...”
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  • 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

  • MySQL Slave Server
    “MySQL Slave Server is a server in MySQL replication configuration that continuously tracks all modifications of the Master Server’s database...”
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  • Mysqldump
    “Mysqldump is a free software program that allows performing “logical” MySQL backup by saving its objects into a text file. Originally...”
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  • MySQL Master Server
    “MySQL Master Server is a server in MySQL replication configuration that hosts Master Database and acts as a primary source of data. Whenever a...”
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  • 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...”
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  • 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...”
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  • Primary Key
    “Primary key is a characteristic of values stored in a database table that allows using these values to uniquely address records to which they belong...”
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Devices to Back Up From

  • CD R Backup
    “CD-R backup is usually a backup having its backup destination set to a CD-R disc. CD-Rs are popular as it inexpensive and can be used to store large...”
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  • Save Files
    “To copy the document, record or image being worked on onto a storage medium. Saving updates the file by writing the data that currently resides in...”
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  • 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...”
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  • 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...”
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  • 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...”
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  • Server Backup Plan: What and How
    “Server backup means to copy data from server to another place. FTP protocol is frequently used for this task. With Handy Backup you can easily...”
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Email Management

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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...”
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  • Cipher
    “Cipher is the generic term used to describe a means of encrypting data. In addition, the term cipher can refer to the encrypted text itself...”
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  • Public-key encryption
    “Public-key encryption is a special encryption method, employing two passwords instead of one. One is password is given out to public - it is used to...”
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  • Cryptography
    “The subject of cryptography is primarily concerned with maintaining the privacy of communications, and modern methods use a number of techniques to...”
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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • File Replication
    “File replication is a process of copying files from one location to one or more locations for increased safety or performance. This measure can be...”
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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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  • File System
    “ The method for storing and retrieving files on a disk. A file system defines the directory structure for keeping track of the files and the path...”
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  • Backup data files
    “ To "backup data files" means to backup all the documents, or any other files containing important information. A backup of data files can be easily...”
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  • Self-extracting file
    “Self-extracting file A self-extracting file is a type of file that contains other files that have been compressed (typically through a ZIP program)...”
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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...”
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  • Password
    “A secret series of characters, typically alphanumeric (meaning it consists of both letters and numbers) that enables a user to access a file...”
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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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  • Packed file
    “A packed file is file in a compressed format. Many operating systems and applications contain commands that enable you to pack a file so that it...”
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  • Amazon S3 - Simple Storage Service
    “ The Amazon S3 ("S3" is an acronym for “Simple Storage Service”) is the one of most advanced file-keeping storage services of modern...”
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  • Hard Copy
    “1) In computer graphics and telecommunications, a hard copy is a permanent reproduction, on any media suitable for direct use by a person (in...”
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IT Companies

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Network

  • 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...”
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  • 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...”
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  • SSL
    “SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a protocol that provides a secured communication on the Internet by encrypting the information. It is layered...”
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  • WebDAV
    “WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning. Based on the HTTP protocol, the purpose of the WebDAV protocol is to allow...”
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  • 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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  • IP Address
    “IP Address or 'Internet Protocol' is the numeric address that guides all Internet traffic, such as e-mail and Web traffic, to its destination. The IP...”
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Program Backup

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Software

  • FTP client
    “An FTP client uses the FTP protocol to connect to an FTP server, to send files in and back up from FTP servers. Basic FTP clients come with many...”
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  • Synchronization Software
    “Synchronization software is a type of computer applications designed to help users keep two locations in sync. Unlike manual synchronization...”
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  • 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...”
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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...”
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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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  • File synchronization utiltiy
    “File synchronization utility is a utility, which performs file synchronization. Handy Backup can do file synchronization. File synchronization...”
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Storage Management

  • CD Copy
    “CD copy is a duplicate of data of a CD discs that is stored in a different place. If CD copies are made for the purpose of saving data from loss or...”
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  • Copy DVD
    “DVD copying is the process of data transferring that involves one or several DVD discs. Similar to any other type of copying, it can be performed for...”
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  • Drive duplication
    “Drive duplication is a process of copying the entire contents, be it system files, data files or any other information, of one drive to another...”
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  • Disc duplication
    “Disc duplication is a process of copying the entire contents, be it data files or audio, of one disc to another. Usually special equipment is used...”
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  • DVD Duplication
    “DVD duplication is a process of copying the entire contents of a DVD disc (be it data files or audio) to a different DVD disc. This procedure usually...”
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  • CD ROM Replication
    “CD ROM replication is a process of manufacturing a CD ROM from scratch using a single original disc. The result of the CD ROM replication process is...”
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Storage Media

  • Data Storage
    “It is impossible for modern businesses and government organizations to operate without computers. However, the use of computerized equipment...”
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  • Microdrive
    “Pioneered by IBM, microdrives are minute hard disks that come in CompactFlash Type II format and typically offer larger storage capacities at a...”
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  • 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...”
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  • DVD
    “DVD, short for Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc, is a type of optical disk technology similar to the CD-ROM. Now most backup programs...”
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  • Storage media
    “Storage media is any storage device, external, internal, fixed or removable, used for data storage. It can be literally anything one can copy data to...”
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  • 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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Types of Backup

  • Tar Backup
    “"Tar backup" means to backup your data using tar compression. It is very useful, for example: "by using compression, you can usually store more than...”
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  • Round robin schedule
    “A round robin schedule is a schedule, including a rotation of all the objects in the schedule, making sure that every object is engaged in the...”
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  • 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...”
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  • Archival Backup
    “An archival backup is a type of backup in which all files are copied to a backup storage device. Archival backups are also called full backup...”
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  • Image Backup. Hard Disk Drive Imaging.
    “Image backup, also called disk image, or HDD snapshot, is a backup of a hard drive that is created through “sector-by-sector” copying of...”
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  • Backup rotation scheme
    “A backup rotation scheme is a scheme, involving backup media rotation determining various parameters of the backup process. Now nearly every backup...”
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Uncategorized

  • 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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  • PATA
    “PATA, is short for Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment, this abbreviation was introduced for the original ATA interface when SATA had appeared...”
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  • 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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  • 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...”
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  • IDE
    “IDE, is short for Integrated Drive Electronics (more commonly known as ATA) and is a standard interface for IBM compatible hard drives. IDE is...”
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  • SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)
    “ SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) , is a set of standards for physically connecting and transferring data between computers and peripheral...”
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Backup Software Glossary

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  • MySQL Login Scripts
    “ MySQL login scripts are vital part of software using MySQL such as websites and forums with dynamic content, business apps based on MySQL...”
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  • Remote Backup
    “Remote backup is one of the most actively developing areas of backup, gaining popularity day by day. Backups stored on remote servers are very...”
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  • 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...”
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