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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Features

  • PIM synchronization
    “PIM synchronization on mobile phones is a popular option of backing up important personal data, such as phonebooks, contacts, emails, calendar and...”
  • 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...”
  • Schedule Backup at Shutdown or Logoff
    “You can manage Handy Backup to run any backup task when log off the computer. This way, the system will perform the selected task before shutting...”

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Backup Storage

  • Types of Physical and Virtual Servers
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  • 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...”
  • Data Backup Appliance
    “Backup appliance is a type of a storage device dedicated for backup purposes. A backup appliance contains not only a storage device but also a...”
  • Zoolz Cloud Backup Review
    “ Zoolz backup is a mighty and somewhat exotic cloud storage backup. A typical Zoolz backup plan for now includes one TB cloud space, divided...”
  • 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...”

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Data for Backup

  • How To Save Desktop Icon Layout
    “To save desktop icon layout means to save desktop icons, which show cabinets, files, folders, and various types of documents (that is, letters...”
  • 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...”
  • Oracle 12c
    “A New Version of Oracle Database Engine An Oracle 12c version of popular Oracle database engine takes a next step to ultimate data-processing...”
  • 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...”
  • FTP From Windows | How to Get Access
    “ To get FTP access from windows you can use two programs: Internet Explorer Windows Explorer Internet explorer is well-known...”
  • 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

  • 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 Encryption and Methods
    “ Data encryption is an operation with some data structures (e.g. files, folders or databases) turning it into an unreadable...”
  • Copy Prevention
    “A system for preventing the unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted media like movies or music. The DVD format includes both digital and analog...”
  • Windows 32/64 bit operating system
    “ You do not need to check if your system is 32-bit or 64-bit to install Handy Backup. The program will automatically install the...”
  • 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...”
  • Disk Duplication
    “Disk duplication is a process of copying the entire contents, be it data files or audio, of one disk to another. Usually special equipment is used...”

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Databases

  • MySQL Clustering
    “ MySQL clustering is a technology that allows distributing the MySQL database across multiple independent nodes, to eliminate every possibility of...”
  • Primary Key in a Database
    “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...”
  • MyISAM: Definition of MyISAM, Target Uses of the MyISAM Storage Engine
    “ MyISAM is a storage engine employed by MySQL database that was used by default prior to MySQL version 5.5 (released in December, 2009). It is...”
  • Shared-Nothing Architecture
    “Shared-nothing architecture (SNA) is a pattern used in distributing computing in which a system is based on multiple self-sufficient nodes that have...”
  • Database Architecture Definitions and Terms
    “ Database architecture is a model describing the logic of distribution of database objects throughout the system. It is usually...”
  • Database Storage Engine
    “Database storage engine is a mechanism employed by database management software that defines how it stores and handles data. Different DBMS have...”

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Devices to Back Up From

  • CompactFlash backup
    “CompactFlash backup is a backup of data, stored using the CompactFlash interface. Normally, it means a CompactFlash card backup. ”
  • Compact Flash Card Backup
    “ Compact Flash card backup can mean one of two terms: Backup of entire contents of a card, based on the Compact Flash...”
  • CompactFlash card backup
    “CompactFlash card backup is a backup of entire contents of a card, based on the CompactFlash interface. CompactFlash card backup can be done to...”

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Email Management

  • How to Backup Outlook Contacts
    “There are only 2 ways to backup Outlook contacts: using the built-in Outlook Export option, or special software for backup. First Backup...”
  • Backup Outlook Express Address Book
    “Backups of Outlook Express address books are created to prevent destruction or corruption of Outlook Express contacts in case of a hardware or...”
  • 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)...”
  • Outlook Add-ins | What is Add-in, Popular Outlook Add-in Types
    “Outlook add-ins - are special extensions for Outlook, which allow you to add extra features to the main program. Interest in the add-ins can be...”
  • Backup Outlook File
    “Backup Outlook files means make a backup copy of Outlook files to be able to recover it after a computer crash, a virus or system re-installation. ...”
  • Exchange Mailbox Database Backup
    “Exchange mailbox database is an essential part of Microsoft Exchange Server, a structured storage that keeps all information about the server’s...”

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Encryption

  • AES
    “AES, Short for Advanced Encryption Standard, is a symmetric 128-bit block data encryption technique developed by Belgian cryptographers Joan Daemen...”
  • 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...”
  • Cryptography
    “The subject of cryptography is primarily concerned with maintaining the privacy of communications, and modern methods use a number of techniques to...”
  • 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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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...”
  • 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)...”
  • 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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General IT

  • 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...”
  • Hardware key
    “Also called a "dongle". It is a very effective software copy protection device that plugs into a serial, parallel or USB port on the PC. The...”
  • 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...”
  • Windows Registry: File Location, Repair
    “ Handy Backup has an option allowing backing up and restoring Windows registry, the system dataset containing all parameters...”
  • RC4, RC5, RC6 Encryption Algorithms and Software
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IT Companies

  • Western Digital Corporation
    “Western Digital Corporation , (often abbreviated to WD) is a manufacturer of a large proportion of the world's hard disks, and has a long history in...”
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
    “Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese global company headquartered in Marunouchi Itchome, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The company forms Hitachi Group (Hitachi...”
  • 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...”
  • Seagate Technology
    “Seagate Technology, is a major American manufacturer of hard drives, founded in 1979 and based in Scotts Valley, California. The company is...”
  • Fujitsu
    “Fujitsu is one of hard drive manufacturers. Fujitsu is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, computers (supercomputers, personal...”
  • 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

  • Backup FTP to Google Drive
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  • WebDAV Protocol
    “WebDAV stands for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning. It is an extension to the HTTP protocol, that allows numerous users to access and...”
  • FTPS vs SFTP | What’s The Difference?
    “ If you want to solve the practical question, “What is the difference between SFTP and FTPS?”, then this article is for you. What seems...”
  • FTPS (FTP over SSL or FTP Secure)
    “FTPS is a secured version of common FTP protocol used for sending and receiving files via network connections. It must not to be confused with SFTP...”
  • Local Area Network
    “Local area network (or LAN) is a computer network that spans a relatively small area. Most LANs are confined to a single building or group of...”
  • 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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Program Backup

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Software

  • 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 (...”
  • Free FTP Client | Online Portable or Installed Software
    “ Free FTP client is a software that you can use for transferring files using FTP protocol. There are different types of clients. What client is best...”
  • Backup Window
    “Backup window is a particular time when the backup action makes no disturbance for any typical computer-related activities such as computations and...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Microsoft Backup
    “Microsoft backup means the process of saving data and different settings from different Microsoft applications. Designed natively for Windows and...”

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Storage Management

  • 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...”
  • CD ROM duplication
    “CDROM duplication is a duplication of contents from a single original CDROM to one or more CDROMs. Today's equipment can boost the CDROM...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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 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

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • MMC Memory Card
    “A flash memory card that provides storage for cellphones, PDAs and other handheld devices. Introduced in 1997 with a 4MB capacity, the 32x24x1.4mm...”
  • Optical Disc
    “An optical disc is a storage medium from which data is read and to which it is written by lasers. Optical discs can store much more data -- up to 6...”

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Types of Backup

  • 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...”
  • Serverless Backup Software Systems
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  • Simple backup
    “A simple backup is the elementary type of files backup. Each time a compressed archive file is created, the new version of backup file replaces the...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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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Uncategorized

  • 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...”
  • Open Mobile Alliance
    “OMA is an open forum devoted to mobile applications, specifications and suchlike. OMA was founded in 2002 as an attempt to consolidate numerous...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • rsync
    “rsync is a program used by UNIX-like systems for data synchronizing. This program has some key features, shortly described below: It has only...”
  • oVirt Backup and Restore
    “ oVirt backup is a necessity for those who utilize oVirt for daily job or for making a complex infrastructure based on virtual...”

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Backup Software Glossary

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    “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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