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Backup and recovery: Do you speak geek?

1. In a data context, this is the activity of copying files or
databases so that they will be preserved in case of equipment failure
or other catastrophe.
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2. In data management, this is a process that involves copying backup
files from backup media to hard disk in order to return data to its
original condition.
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3. This backup operational mode enables a secondary system component
(such as a server or database) to take over when a primary component
becomes unavailable.
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4. This is a type of storage redundancy that involves storing the
same data on multiple disks.
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5. This is the ability to periodically copy the contents of all or a
designated amount of data from its usual storage device to a
cartridge device so that in the event of a hard disk crash the data
will not be lost.
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6. This is an open standard for a backup tape system, providing
formats for both fast data access and high storage capacity,
developed jointly by Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Seagate.
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7. This is a method of offloading backup procedures from a server so
that the time ordinarily devoted to backup functions can be used to
carry out other server tasks.
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8. In a Windows environment, this is a "snapshot" of your computer's
data at a specific time so that if future changes cause a problem,
you can restore the system and your data to the way it was before the
changes were made.
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9. This is the use of a special storage device that manages
less-frequently needed data so that it appears to be stored entirely
on tape cartridges when some parts of it may actually be located in
faster, hard disk storage.
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10. This is a small, portable disk drive used primarily for backing
up and archiving personal computer files.
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