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...”
  • 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...”

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

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Disk Partition Manager
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  • Directory
    “A directory is an organizational unit, or container, used to organize folders and files into a hierarchical structure. Directories contain...”
  • Data Encryption and Methods
    “ Data encryption is an operation with some data structures (e.g. files, folders or databases) turning it into an unreadable...”
  • 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 ...”

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Databases

  • Oracle VSS Writer Service
    “ VSS Writer Service is an addition to Windows Volume...”
  • Foreign Key
    “Foreign key is a field in a “child” table of a database that is used to refer to a record in a “parent” table of the same...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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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)...”
  • Exchange Server Message
    “ The term "Exchange Server message" implies a message processed by Microsoft...”
  • Exchange Server Calendar
    “ Microsoft Exchange Server calendar manages different events planned by...”
  • Exchange Server Settings
    “ Exchange Server settings are the group of parameters that tune up a Microsoft...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Fujitsu
    “Fujitsu is one of hard drive manufacturers. Fujitsu is a Japanese company specializing in semiconductors, computers (supercomputers, personal...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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

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Software

  • 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 (...”
  • 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...”
  • Outlook Express
    “Outlook Express is Microsoft email managing program. Outlook Express is easy to use and less complex than Outlook. Outlook Express comes with...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Storage Management

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

  • RS MMC
    “The RS-MMC card is approximately half the size of the full MultiMediaCard. Having the same width and thickness, RS-MMC measures 18mm from top to...”
  • USB
    “USB is a hardware interface that is used for low-speed peripherals, such as a keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer, and modem. USB supports...”
  • 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...”
  • Memory Stick
    “Yet another standard, set by Sony but now also manufactured by others such as Lexar Media. The main drawback is that there are fewer cameras using...”
  • Flash memory
    “A rewritable memory chip that holds its content without power. Flash evolved from the EEPROM chip, and its name was coined by Toshiba to express...”
  • Multimediacard
    “A MultiMediaCard (MMC) is a tiny memory card that uses flash memory to make storage portable among various devices, such as car navigation systems...”

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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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Uncategorized

  • Docker Backup Software
    “ Docker backup allows saving...”
  • Secure Sockets Layer
    “Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol that provides a secured communication on the Internet by encrypting the information. It is layered...”
  • 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...”
  • QEMU Backup Virtual Machine
    “ QEMU backup VM is a procedure...”
  • PATA
    “PATA, is short for Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment, this abbreviation was introduced for the original ATA interface when SATA had appeared...”
  • 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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  • 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...”
  • 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)...”
  • 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...”

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