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

  • 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...”
  • PIM synchronization
    “PIM synchronization on mobile phones is a popular option of backing up important personal data, such as phonebooks, contacts, emails, calendar and...”
  • 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

  • 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...”
  • Types of Physical and Virtual Servers
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  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Data for Backup

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Oracle 11g
    “What Is New Comparing to Oracle 9i And Oracle 10g A significant improve over Oracle 9i version, an 11g version of popular Oracle database engine...”
  • 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...”
  • 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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Data Management

  • Copy Prevention
    “A system for preventing the unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted media like movies or music. The DVD format includes both digital and analog...”
  • Directory
    “A directory is an organizational unit, or container, used to organize folders and files into a hierarchical structure. Directories contain...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Databases

  • InnoDB: Definition of InnoDB, Target Uses of the InnoDB Storage Engine
    “InnoDB is a data storage engine used by default in MySQL database since version 5.5. It has a strong focus on reliability and performance, and...”
  • How to Replicate MySQL Database on Linux
    “MySQL replication on Linux is an important task for several users, as the growing world of Linux actively includes MySQL data in many individual and...”
  • 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...”
  • MySQL Slave Server
    “ MySQL Slave Server is a server in MySQL replication configuration that continuously tracks all modifications of the Master Server′s...”
  • 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...”

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Devices to Back Up From

  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Email Management

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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

  • 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)...”
  • 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...”
  • 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

  • Windows Registry: File Location, Repair
    “ Handy Backup has an option allowing backing up and restoring Windows registry, the system dataset containing all parameters...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • RC4, RC5, RC6 Encryption Algorithms and Software
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IT Companies

  • 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...”
  • Hitachi, Ltd.
    “Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese global company headquartered in Marunouchi Itchome, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The company forms Hitachi Group (Hitachi...”
  • Seagate Technology
    “Seagate Technology, is a major American manufacturer of hard drives, founded in 1979 and based in Scotts Valley, California. The company is...”
  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
    “International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a multinational computer technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New...”
  • 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...”
  • Fujitsu
    “Fujitsu is one of hard drive manufacturers. Fujitsu is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, computers (supercomputers, personal...”

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Network

  • 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...”
  • Backup FTP to Google Drive
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  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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

  • Windows Operating System
    “A Main Software Arena Windows operating system from Microsoft is a mainstay of modern PC world. Vast majority of PC-type computers uses some...”
  • Configuration Settings
    “The settings that can be modified to configure your application, BD, system or server. ”
  • Microsoft Backup
    “Microsoft backup means the process of saving data and different settings from different Microsoft applications. Designed natively for Windows and...”
  • Free Alternatives of Windows Data Copying
    “ For users not satisfied by Windows internal backup capabilities, these are many third-party solutions for data safekeeping, both free (requiring no...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Storage Management

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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

  • Data Storage
    “It is impossible for modern businesses and government organizations to operate without computers. However, the use of computerized equipment...”
  • Media
    “Media is a plural form of medium. (1) Media can be objects on which data can be stored. These include hard disks, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, and...”
  • 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...”
  • Compact Flash
    “ Compact Flash (also CF, CompactFlash) is a solid-state flash memory card unit, somewhat bulkier but sturdier than more popular...”
  • Removable Storage
    “Removable storage is computer storage media, such as disks, tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc. that can easily be removed from a computer and moved to another...”
  • Hard Disk
    “Hard disk 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...”

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Types of Backup

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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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Uncategorized

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • SAP HANA Cockpit
    “SAP HANA Cockpit is an administrative tool with a web interface for a correspondingly named database engine, a part of SAP ERP software. It allows...”
  • Docker Backup Software
    “ Docker backup allows saving...”
  • SyncML
    “SyncML is an open standard for information synchronization. It stands for Synchronization Markup Language. SyncML was developed by OMA and is...”
  • TSM Backup Tool
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  • 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...”

Backup Software Glossary

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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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    “Outlook Anywhere is a special service that allows Outlook clients to connect via SSL/HTTPS protocols to their mailboxes from remote locations...”
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