Backup Server

A server responsible for backing up and restoring files, folders, databases and hard drives on a network in order to prevent the loss of data in the event of a hard drive failure, user error, disaster or accident.

In addition to numerous backup server products and services available from third-party vendors, Microsoft Windows Server operating systems also include a built-in Windows Server Backup feature that can be used to perform basic backup and recovery operations on backup servers.

An alternative to standard backup server software tools are online backup and recovery services that save your network’s data to a remote location in the cloud.

Also see backup and backup software terms in Webopedia.

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Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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