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 Terms Categories

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Backup Practices

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Features

  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Backup Storage

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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

  • Save Site Password
    “It means to save your site password to your computer in special file. In future, you do not have to type your username and password every time you...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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 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...”

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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...”
  • Disk Partition Manager
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  • Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows
    “ Remote server administration tools is a type of software used for administering different aspects of server from other machine (often called the ...”
  • Directory
    “A directory is an organizational unit, or container, used to organize folders and files into a hierarchical structure. Directories contain...”
  • 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 Encryption and Methods
    “ Data encryption is an operation with some data structures (e.g. files, folders or databases) turning it into an unreadable...”

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Databases

  • MariaDB Database Engine - a Successor of MySQL
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  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • What Is phpMyAdmin
    “phpMyAdmin is a free web application that provides a convenient GUI for working with the MySQL database management system. It is the most popular...”
  • Database Dump
    “ Database dump is a text file containing a set of SQL statements that need to be run on an SQL server to create a database with the entire...”
  • 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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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...”
  • 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 backup
    “CompactFlash backup is a backup of data, stored using the CompactFlash interface. Normally, it means a CompactFlash card backup. ”

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Email Management

  • 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)...”
  • Carbon Copy
    “Carbon Copyis a method of sending a copy of an e-mail to someone, but implying that they are not the direct recipient. For example, you send an...”
  • 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...”
  • Exchange Server Calendar
    “ Microsoft Exchange Server calendar manages different events planned by...”
  • Outlook Anywhere
    “Outlook Anywhere is a special service that allows Outlook clients to connect via SSL/HTTPS protocols to their mailboxes from remote locations...”
  • 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...”

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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...”
  • 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...”
  • Cryptography
    “The subject of cryptography is primarily concerned with maintaining the privacy of communications, and modern methods use a number of techniques to...”
  • 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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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...”
  • File Compression
    “File compression is being used more frequently. Commonly referred to as 'Zipping' after the most popular compression programs (PKZip, and WinZip)...”
  • 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

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

  • Hitachi, Ltd.
    “Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese global company headquartered in Marunouchi Itchome, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. The company forms Hitachi Group (Hitachi...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Fujitsu
    “Fujitsu is one of hard drive manufacturers. Fujitsu is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, computers (supercomputers, personal...”
  • 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...”

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Network

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • SSL
    “SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a protocol that provides a secured communication on the Internet by encrypting the information. It is layered...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Program Backup

  • Copy 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...”
  • SQL Server Data Types
    “Saving SQL server data to another location, user can manipulate with all parts of vital content linked to the particular SQL server instance...”
  • MySQL Table Backup - How to make a backup of a single database table
    “Many people are interested in the question how to make a backup of a single MySQL database table, not the entire database. This backup can be...”
  • Instagram Backup
    “ Instagram backup is not a trivial operation, requiring downloading your photos and videos to backup Instagram account on a...”

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Software

  • 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...”
  • Command Line SFTP Client: Purposes and Capabilities
    “Command line SFTP client is a console client utility allowing transferring files via SFTP protocol. Commonly used in Unix-like systems such as...”
  • Microsoft Backup
    “Microsoft backup means the process of saving data and different settings from different Microsoft applications. Designed natively for Windows and...”
  • 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 (...”
  • 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...”
  • Directory Synchronization Software
    “Directory synchronization software is an application or applications designed for the purpose of keeping several folders in sync. Since effective...”

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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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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 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 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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Storage Media

  • 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...”
  • How to Create FTP Server for Free
    “ How to create an FTP server and client on any computer, either personal machine or server mainframe, is a part of system administration backbone...”
  • Removable hard disk
    “A removable hard disk is a type of disk drive system in which hard disks are enclosed in plastic or metal cartridges so that they can be removed like...”
  • Reduced Size Multimediacard
    “Like any flash memory card, it can be used to store various types of files, including photos, videos, music, or software. There are two different...”
  • CompactFlash Card
    “CompactFlash card is a storage device built on the CompactFlash interface. Its storage capacity ranges from 32Mb to 64Gb, and is likely to grow even...”
  • 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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Types of 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Serverless Backup Software Systems
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  • 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

  • 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...”
  • QEMU Backup Virtual Machine
    “ QEMU backup VM is a procedure...”
  • 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...”
  • PATA
    “PATA, is short for Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment, this abbreviation was introduced for the original ATA interface when SATA had appeared...”
  • Docker Backup Software
    “ Docker backup allows saving...”
  • 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...”

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Backup Software Glossary

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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...”
  • 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...”
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