Network Backup and Recovery Software Key Terms
Some key terms for common network backup and recovery software useThese days, so much business goes on over the web and on computers that most businesses just can't afford to have their computer systems go down. You might hear someone say occasionally, "our computers are down," but there is the assumption that they will soon come back up and business will resume pretty much as usual. But that's only if network data is backed up. Otherwise, a hard drive crash can mean a loss of valuable client data, and possibly, a loss of clients. Reading up on these basic key terms for backing up network data can help a business see how this common process can safeguard what is one of the most valuable pieces of most businesses.
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Scheduled backupsA feature that many businesses look for in network backup and recovery software is scheduling. Scheduling backups lets data protection happen consistently, on a timed basis, for the best chance at protecting a large dynamic data flow.
Access choicesA lot of the nuts and bolts of using network backup and recovery tools depend on what kind of data access is standard for your IT system. Network backup and recovery software can be customized to fit a specific use for data.
USBUSB or Universal Serial Bus is a connectivity that is now almost entirely standard for peripherals like mouse, keyboard and speaker models, as well as a range of external drives. Since external drives are a popular backup solution, the software that they use qualifies as network backup software (technically) and much of it operates through USB connectivity.
Backup serverThe backup server is the data center that takes in copied data and stores it for effective backup. A server is a computer component that processes information.
Client systemNetwork backup software setups often operate on a "client" system. This generally means that there is a central server backing up drives from connected "clients."
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