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 select files and folders and copy them to a selected place. However, there are many cases when you may want to duplicate information that is not available as common files, e.g. operating system, or a database. This requires you to use a more advanced software, such as Handy Backup.

When critical data is duplicated for the purpose of protecting it against loss or corruption, you get a backup. Backup files are usually saved on external storage media, rather than local drives, in order to decrease a risk of physical destruction. For example, you may want to place backup to CD, burn backup to DVD, or other places.

Related backup terms: Data replication

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Backup Software Glossary

Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.

Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.

The glossary contains 219 terms. The current section Data Management contains 13 terms.

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