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

  • USB Password Manager
    “A USB password manager is an application located on USB drive, used to save site login passwords, fill online webforms with them and submit webmail...”
  • Restore Yahoo Messenger
    “It means to restore a backup copy of your yahoo messenger's data and settings. ”
  • Tower of Hanoi Rotation Schedule
    “ The Tower of Hanoi rotation schedule is a schedule according to which backup media sets are rotated in accordance with a particular rotation...”
  • Lost USB Flash
    “The market for USB flash drives has grown very popular over the past several years. Any computer user can transport files from one computer to...”
  • 3-2-1 Backup Strategy | The Three Steps of Planning Data Keeping
    “ 3-2-1 backup strategy is one of the best-known methods to copy data backups. The principles of 3-2-1 backup are quite simple...”
  • Restore My Active Desktop
    “Active Desktop was a technology powered by Windows XP, transfiguring your desktop workspace into the active environment much like a Web page. Due to...”

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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...”
  • HDD Cloning
    “HDD cloning is a process of copying one hard disk drive to another hard disk drive, including partition information, boot sectors, operating systems...”
  • 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

  • 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
    “ Servers are computers dedicated for storage and operations with data through any type of network. A typical server is a network-attached...”
  • 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...”
  • 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

  • Google Desktop Backup
    “Google allows you to perform backup desktop data – not a working space where some icons are located, but your entire personal computer, be it...”
  • 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...”
  • 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 information...”
  • Blackberry
    “Blackberry is a wireless handheld mail device which uses the push email function to deliver emails to the end user. Developed by Research In Motion (R...”
  • 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...”

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Data Management

  • 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...”
  • 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 Synchronization Definition and Techniques
    “ Data synchronization is the process of data exchange between two or more data sources (folders, drives or so) resulting in...”
  • 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 ...”
  • Tower of Hanoi - backup rotation schedule
    “Tower of Hanoi is a backup rotation schedule, based on the Tower of Hanoi puzzle. Handy Backup is an easy backup program, but it does not yet...”

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Databases

  • Database Replication
    “Database replication is a process of synchronization in which data added to one database is automatically copied to the other. Replication should not...”
  • Replication Server
    “Replication server is a server that is configured to act either as a source of data for other servers (Master Server), or to receive data from the...”
  • Oracle VSS Writer Service
    “ VSS Writer Service is an addition to Windows Volume...”
  • 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...”
  • 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 database...”

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Devices to Back Up From

  • 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...”
  • LAN Backup
    “ The LAN backup is a backup performed on one computer and is stored on another remote computer or network-attached device connected to the same...”
  • 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...”
  • Using DVD as Backup Media
    “ Using DVD as backup media is almost the obsolete practice in the time of commercial clouds and ever-accessible Internet. Small amounts of data...”
  • CHIP System Backup
    “In comparison with Raspberry Pi backup, there is no way to backup CHIP single-plate computer units. The only technique allowing saving a content from...”
  • 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

  • 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. ...”
  • 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 PST file location and backup
    “Outlook pst, or Outlook Personal Storage Table (.pst) is a special format of the file, containing all the information associated with the user’s...”
  • Export Outlook Contacts File: Three Ways to Make It
    ““How to export contacts from Outlook” question is very popular today. Why is this so? There is a large number of new devices and...”
  • Exchange Server Message
    “ The term "Exchange Server message" implies a message processed by Microsoft...”
  • Exchange server client
    “An multi-purpose messaging application installed on a computer or a mobile device, capable of accessing Microsoft Exchange Server and operating with...”

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Encryption

  • 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...”
  • Cipher
    “Cipher is the generic term used to describe a means of encrypting data. In addition, the term cipher can refer to the encrypted text itself...”
  • 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...”
  • DES
    “DES, Short for Data Encryption Standard, a popular symmetric-key encryption method developed in 1975 and standardized by ANSI in 1981 as ANSI X.3.92...”
  • 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...”

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File Management

  • Tower of Hanoi backup
    “The Tower of Hanoi backup is a backup, performed according to the Tower of Hanoi rotation schedule. Currently, Handy Backup does not support the...”
  • File System
    “ The method for storing and retrieving files on a disk. A file system defines the directory structure for keeping track of the files and the path...”
  • 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

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

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IT Companies

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Network

  • 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...”
  • 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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  • 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

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Instagram Backup
    “ Instagram backup is not a trivial operation, requiring downloading your photos and videos to backup Instagram account on a...”
  • 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...”

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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 (...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Storage Management

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Grandfather-father-son rotation
    “Grandfather-father-son rotation is the Grandfather-father-son rotation schedule. Currently, Handy Backup does not support the...”
  • DVD replication
    “ The replication of DVD discs is a process that is different of copying DVD discs. DVD replication final product is a clone or replica of...”
  • 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

  • RS-MMC
    “MMC cards also come in a smaller form factor, of about half the size: 24mm x 16mm x 1.5mm. This alternate form factor is known as Reduced-Size...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • USB key
    “n. a hardware key connected to a USB port. It used to login user to the enitire computer. Every computer have it's own appropriate keys. It is made...”
  • 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...”
  • Zip drive
    “A zip drive is a high-capacity floppy disk drive originally developed by Iomega Corporation. Zip disks can hold 100 or 250 MB of data, and they are...”

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Types of Backup

  • 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...”
  • Serverless Backup Definition and Benefits
    “Serverless backup is a type of network-based backup which does not call for any resources of main server for performing backup tasks. These are two...”
  • 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...”
  • What is an Incremental Backup
    “An incremental backup is a backup in which only the files that have been modified since the last backup are copied. Cumulative backups and...”
  • Image Backup. Hard Disk Drive Imaging.
    “Image backup, also called disk image, or HDD snapshot, is a backup of a hard drive that is created through “sector-by-sector” copying of...”
  • Round robin schedule
    “A round robin schedule is a schedule, including a rotation of all the objects in the schedule, making sure that every object is engaged in the...”

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Uncategorized

  • 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...”
  • IDE
    “IDE, is short for Integrated Drive Electronics (more commonly known as ATA) and is a standard interface for IBM compatible hard drives. IDE is...”
  • 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...”
  • UDMA
    “UDMA, is short for Ultra-DMA (Direct Memory Access) and also known as Ultra ATA, UDMA is a standard developed by Quantum in conjunction with Intel...”
  • 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...”
  • 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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  • Tower of Hanoi rotation
    “The Tower of Hanoi rotation is a rotation, according to which the backup media sets are rotated a particular rotation pattern, as in the Tower of...”
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    “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...”
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