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(v) To copy files to a second medium (a disk or tape) as a precaution in case the first medium fails. One of the cardinal rules in using computers is

Back up your files regularly.

Even the most reliable computer is apt to break down eventually. Many professionals recommend that you make two, or even three, backups of all your files. To be especially safe, you should keep one backup in a different location from the others.

You can back up files using operating system commands, or you can buy a special-purpose backup utility. Backup programs often compress the data so that backups require fewer disks.

(n) (1) The act of backing up.

(2) A substitute or alternative. The term backup usually refers to a disk or tape that contains a copy of data.



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  Atrieva online backup service
Contains a description of Atrieva, a Windows-based data backup solution that uses an Internet connection to create offsite data archives. Updated on Apr 8, 1998

  Backups and Disaster Recovery
Describes the importance of backups including how to do them, how to set up a backup program, and what to do in the event of a disaster. This page is from "The PC Guide."

  Highpoint Technologies
Home page of Highpoint Technologies, provider of data recovery and real time backup software.

  HP Colorado Tape Backup Solutions home page
Offers information on tape backup systems, accessories, and tape media. Updated on Jan 19, 1998

  Internet-Tips Backup Page
A vital task is to back up your system. Backups are extremely critical to keep your system secure. If your system is damaged by a virus or an intruder you have a way to recover.

  Novastor home page
This is Novastor's backup and data interchange home page. It contains information on their backup and disaster recovery products, downloadable demos, technical support, and company information. Updated on Aug 1, 1998

  SDSU Backup Information
Page explains backup types and the backup and restore process.

  SiGNAL Computer Products
Corporate site for SiGNAL Computer Products, provider mass storage, tape backup, optical drives, CD-ROM network servers, and CD-recordable products. Updated on Jul 16, 1998

  SnapBack Network Backup Software
Describes SnapBack, a true image backup utility from Columbia Data Products, Inc. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

  Yahoo!'s backup services page
Yahoo!'s directory of backup and recovery services and software. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

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