Data Backups

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1. Data Backups is a physical offsite vaulting process whereby, the physical backup media are transported periodically from the primary site to the offsite secured location. Related Terms: Electronic Vaulting is the electronic transmission of data backups. Related Term: Backup Facility, Offsite Backups.


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 4: Business Continuity Strategy CL 2D: Intermediate (DR)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)


2. The back up of system, application, program and/or production files to media that can be stored both on and/or offsite. Data backups can be used to restore corrupted or lost data or to recover entire systems and databases in the event of a disaster. Data backups should be considered confidential and should be kept secure from physical damage and theft.

(Source: Disaster Recovery Institute International / Disaster Recovery Journal - DRII/DRJ)

3. The copying of production files to media that can be stored both on and/or off-site and can be used to restore corrupted or lost data or to recover entire systems and databases in the event of a disaster.

(Source: ENISA - the European Network and Information Security Agency. BCM & Resilience Glossary)