Backup software Definitions

  • A

    Acronis

    Acronis is a software company specializing in data backup and recovery. Most of the company's enterprise products run on the Acronis AnyData Engine that combines many backup features into one engine.

  • Arcserve UDP (Arcserve Unified Data Protection)

    Arcserve Unified Data Protection is a data backup and recovery software product. The software combines features such as high availability, global source-side deduplication and disaster recovery testing in one product interface.

  • asynchronous replication

    Asynchronous replication is an approach to data backup in which data is written to primary storage and then replicated to a replication target.

  • B

    backup storage device

    A data storage device for backup makes copies of data actively in use. Should the storage medium fail, the original data is recovered from copies on the backup hardware.

  • backup utility (BU)

    A backup utility is a program that is designed to create a copy of data in a secondary location for safekeeping.

  • C

    cold backup (offline backup)

    Cold backups are ideal for disaster recovery because they protect important data. But the process requires downtime, so it should be conducted during quiet periods.

  • CrashPlan

    Code42 Software's CrashPlan data protection software comes in home, small business and enterprise versions. CrashPlan runs in the background of a device and provides an organization with constant backup of all new and changed files.

  • D

    data archiving

    Data archiving migrates infrequently used data to low-cost, high-capacity archive storage for long-term retention.

  • data backup software

    Backup software makes a duplicate copy of data to protect it and enable recovery if the data is lost or corrupted due to equipment failure or some other catastrophic event.

  • data protection management (DPM)

    Data protection management (DPM) is the administration of backup processes to ensure that tasks run on schedule, and that data is securely backed up and recoverable. Good data protection management means having effective processes and methodologies in place to maintain data integrity.

  • data restore

    Data restore is the process of copying backup data from secondary storage and restoring it to its original location or a new location.

  • deduplication software

    Dedupe software eliminates unnecessary copies of data by redirecting new iterations of the data back to the original.

  • Dell EMC Avamar

    Dell EMC Avamar is a hardware and software data backup product.

  • differential backup

    A differential backup is a type of backup that copies all the data that has changed since the last full backup.

  • E

    Dell EMC NetWorker

    Dell EMC NetWorker is a backup software platform for the enterprise.

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