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Data Backup

Data backups involve the production of (one or more) copies of data for the purpose of safe-guarding it in case of data loss. The organisation of data backups can take different forms. The simplest way to backup your data is by producing a secure copy on an external storage medium (e.g. an external hard-drive). Further examples of types of data backups are online backups or using a redundant server with mirrored drives. 

See also: Data Securtiy, Data Protection, Safe Harbour

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