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

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

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Data for Backup

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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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...”
  • Copy Prevention
    “A system for preventing the unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted media like movies or music. The DVD format includes both digital and analog...”
  • 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 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...”
  • 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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Databases

  • Database Architecture Definitions and Terms
    “ Database architecture is a model describing the logic of distribution of database objects throughout the system. It is usually...”
  • Database Replication
    “ Database replication is a process of synchronization in which data added to one database is automatically copied to the other. Replication should...”
  • 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...”
  • phpMyAdmin Auto Backup
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  • MySQL Slave Server
    “ MySQL Slave Server is a server in MySQL replication configuration that continuously tracks all modifications of the Master Server′s...”
  • 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...”

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Devices to Back Up From

  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Email Management

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Exchange Server Message
    “ The term "Exchange Server message" implies a message processed by Microsoft...”
  • Push email
    “Push email is a type of e-mail system which delivers messages to an end user, even if he is not logged on. The push mail system is opposed to pull...”
  • 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...”

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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...”
  • Cryptography
    “The subject of cryptography is primarily concerned with maintaining the privacy of communications, and modern methods use a number of techniques to...”
  • 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...”

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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

  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Network

  • 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...”
  • 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 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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  • 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

  • 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...”
  • Outlook Express
    “Outlook Express is Microsoft email managing program. Outlook Express is easy to use and less complex than Outlook. Outlook Express comes with...”
  • Microsoft Backup
    “Microsoft backup means the process of saving data and different settings from different Microsoft applications. Designed natively for Windows and...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”

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Storage Management

  • 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...”
  • 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 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...”
  • 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 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...”
  • 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...”

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Storage Media

  • 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...”
  • Data Storage
    “It is impossible for modern businesses and government organizations to operate without computers. However, the use of computerized equipment...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Serverless Backup Software Systems
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  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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

  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • 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...”
  • Open Mobile Alliance
    “OMA is an open forum devoted to mobile applications, specifications and suchlike. OMA was founded in 2002 as an attempt to consolidate numerous...”
  • 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...”

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Backup Software Glossary

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Most Viewed Terms

  • 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...”
  • Compactflash
    “The Memory Stick Duo, which is slightly smaller than the competing Secure Digital format, was developed in response to Sony's need for a smaller...”
  • International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
    “International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is a multinational computer technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New...”

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