Data Backup Definitions

  • R

    ROBO backup (remote data backup)

    ROBO backup is the process of copying and archiving data created by remote and branch offices (ROBOs) and storing it securely.

  • S

    serverless backup

    Serverless data backup removes backup procedures from production servers so that the time usually spent on backup functions can be used for other server tasks.

  • source deduplication

    Source deduplication is the removal of redundancies from data before transmission to the backup target.

  • storage snapshot

    A storage snapshot is a set of reference markers for data at a particular point in time. A snapshot acts like a detailed table of contents, providing the user with accessible copies of data that they can roll back to.

  • Symantec NetBackup

    Symantec NetBackup is a backup and recovery product designed for enterprise users.

  • T

    tape backup

    Tape can help fix an unstructured data backup issue and is a good archiving medium. Explore tape's strengths and weaknesses, plus important tips for protecting tape backups.

  • tape library

    In data storage, a tape library is a collection of magnetic tape cartridges and tape drives.

  • tape shoe-shining or back-hitching

    Tape shoe-shining (also known as tape back-hitching) refers to the back and forth motion a tape drive makes when the data stream to the drive is interrupted.

  • target deduplication

    Target deduplication is the removal of redundancies from a backup transmission as it passes through an appliance sitting between the source and the backup target.

  • Tower of Hanoi backups

    Tower of Hanoi is a complex tape backup strategy that's useful for archiving data for an extended period of time in an economical manner by using a cycle of exponential retention periods instead of a large number of tapes.

  • V

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication is a software product developed by Veeam Software to back up, restore and replicate data on virtual machines (VMs).

  • Veritas Backup Exec (Symantec Backup Exec)

    Veritas Backup Exec is a data protection software product that supports virtual, physical and cloud platforms.

  • virtual server backup

    Virtual server backup is the copying of data stored on a virtual server to guard against data loss.

  • virtual tape library (VTL)

    A virtual tape library (VTL) is a storage system consisting of hard disk drives (HDDs) that looks and acts like a physical tape library.

  • VMware backup

    VMware backup is the copying of data on a virtual machine (VM) in a VMware environment to prevent data loss.

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