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

  • Backup on Logon
    “Backup on logon is a backup operation, started once the user has logged into the system. ”
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Backup scheduling
    “Backup scheduling is a process of or a notion meaning assigning special time when a backup operation needs to be launched. In this case a backup...”
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  • Backup Service
    “Backup services are services that are designed to let users back up files and folders to network storage systems (commonly, via the Internet)...”
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Backup Storage

  • 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 Backup to DVD
    “Data backup to DVD is a process of backing up any data to the DVD media using any type of a backup utility. Since DVD is becoming more pupular, it is...”
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  • Backup to USB
    “By backing up your data to external USB devices, you protect it from several possible sources of data loss at once: User mistake. If you...”
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  • Backup Storage
    “A storage device used to store copies of data for backup and recovery. Tape drives and tape libraries have been the traditional backup storage...”
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  • Destination
    “Destination, while in a file context, denotes a place where the data goes when it is moved from one file or storage device to another. Not only it...”
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  • Offsite backup
    “An offsite backup is a copy of a file or document that is located in a location other than physical building that your PC is. It is typically a copy...”
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Data for Backup

  • Disk Image
    “Disk image, also called a disk clone, is an exact copy of a computer's hard drive. The image-based copy includes all the partition information, boot...”
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  • Mobile Phone Backup and Synchronization
    “A mobile phone can be viewed as the most common type of data storage device with all its contacts, reminders, phone numbers, calendar etc. In many...”
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  • Registry Backup
    “Registry backup is backup copy of the system and application settings stored in the registry. The one of the simplest way to backup you registry is...”
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  • Save Settings
    “It means to save settings information to your personal computer, writable CD/DVD-ROM drive, floppies, USB drives or other media storage. ”
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  • 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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  • 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...”
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Data Management

  • Span Backup to CDs
    “To span backup to CD means to split the backup data to multiple CDs, if a backup is too large to store on a single disc. This backup will be called a...”
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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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  • Span
    “To span means to split a large volume of data, exceeding a size of a medium, to several media. This is widely used in backup operations, as backups...”
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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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  • File synchronization between three computers
    “File synchronization between three computers is a process of copying the newest files between the involved computers so that each of them has the...”
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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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Databases

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Devices to Back Up From

  • USB backup
    “A USB backup is a backup to any USB device, attached to a local computer. USB backup to an external hard disk or a flash USB drive provides both...”
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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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  • DVD-R Backup
    “The term DVD-R backup can be used either to describe a process of saving backups to a DVD-R disc, or to refer to a backup stored on DVD-R disc...”
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  • CompactFlash backup
    “CompactFlash backup is a backup of data, stored using the CompactFlash interface. Normally, it means a CompactFlash card backup. ”
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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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  • Drive Backup
    “A drive backup is a sort of data protection copying of data denoting the backup of the entire contents of a hard drive. Check out the software...”
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Email Management

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Encryption

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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...”
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  • Encryption Algorithm
    “An encryption algorithm is a mathematical procedure for performing encryption on data. Through the use of an algorithm, information is made into...”
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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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  • 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

  • Synchronization
    “Synchronization is coordination with respect to time. Handy Backup supports synchronization of files and folders. When referring to files...”
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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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  • 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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  • Autosave
    “Saving data to the disk at periodic intervals without user intervention. This function is usefull among automatic backup programs. The advantage of...”
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  • Duplication
    “Duplication is a process of copying the entire contents of a single medium to one or more media of the same time. Nowadays, special equipment can be...”
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  • copying files
    “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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General IT

  • CRC
    “CRC, short for cyclic redundancy check, is a common technique for detecting data transmission errors. Transmitted messages are divided into...”
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  • 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...”
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  • 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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  • Copying Service
    “Copying service noun [U] Computer programs which create copies of the information on a computer system so that it can be stored separately and...”
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  • Device
    “A device is any machine or component that attaches to a computer. Examples of devices include disk drives, printers, mice, and modems. These...”
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  • Device Manager
    “Device manager is a computer interface for managing devices, such as printers, monitors, mouse devices and other hardware. ”
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IT Companies

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Network

  • 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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  • SFTP
    “SFTP may mean one of the following: SSH File Transfer Protocol, which a file transfer protocol employing the SSH-2 protocol to secure connection. or...”
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  • Network Administration
    “A network administration is a group of network management functions that (a) provide support services, (b) ensure that the network is used...”
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  • SSH file transfer protocol
    “SSH File Transfer Protocol, or SFTP, a protocol, allowing to transfer files over the Internet employing SSH-2 protocol. It is based on the RCP...”
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  • Remote Administration
    “The term "Remote Administration" generally refers to any method of remotely controling a computer. Typically a server, or network workstation...”
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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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Program Backup

  • 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...”
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  • What is Microsoft Outlook Backup
    “Microsoft Outlook backup is a copy of Microsoft Outlook data that can be used to restore your e-mail messages, contacts and other data in case of...”
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  • 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...”
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  • Outlook Express Message Backup
    “Do a backup copy of Outlook Express message to a writable CD/DVD-ROM drive, floppies, USB drives and other media storage. You can perform outlook...”
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  • Outlook Backup
    “An Outlook backup is a copy of data of Microsoft Outlook which is the world's most popular messaging and collaboration software. Basically, backups...”
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  • Backup SQL Server
    “SQL server backup is used to describe a procedure of backing up SQL servers to a safe location, or the very copy of SQL servers that can be used in...”
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Software

  • Backup Software
    “Backup software is a program or an utility that can perform a backup, Handy Backup, for intsance. Includes a wide range of backup programs...”
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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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  • Windows Backup
    “A Windows backup is a Windows integrated backup utility. It is the same as Microsoft backup. Although an integrated utility, which should have made...”
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  • File synchronization program
    “File synchronization program is a program, which performs file synchronization. You can synchronize files with Handy Backup. File synchronization...”
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  • Scheduler
    “A scheduler is usually a scheme of setting time for an operation. Scheduler allows performing an operation when the user is away from the computer...”
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  • Dos Backup
    “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...”
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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CDR duplication
    “CDR duplication is a process of copying the entire contents, be it data files or audio, of one CDR to another. Usually special equipment is used...”
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Storage Media

  • USB key
    “n. a hardware key connected to a USB port. It used to login user to the enitire computer. Every computer have it's own appropriate keys. It is made...”
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  • Disk
    “A disk is a round plate on which data can be encoded. There are two basic types of disks: magnetic disks and optical disks. On magnetic disks...”
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  • Smart Media
    “Designed for use with digital still cameras, PDA's, MP3 players and other electronic products that use SmartMediaT cards as standard or extended data...”
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  • 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...”
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  • SD Memory Card
    “(Secure Digital Memory Card) A flash memory card that provides storage for digital cameras, cellphones and PDAs. SD Memory Cards use the same 32x24mm...”
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  • SATA
    “SATA, is short for Serial ATA. SATA 1.0 was first released in August 2001 and is a replacement for the Parallel ATA interface used in IBM compatible...”
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Types of Backup

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Uncategorized

  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
    “Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) , is a computer bus technology primarily designed for transfer of data to and from devices like hard drives, CD-ROM drives...”
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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