(v.) In computing the phrase backup means 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 dataso that backups require fewer disks.
Most businesses employ complete backup solutions that provides storage on removable media, data compression, automatic backups to offsite storage and automated scheduling to increase the reliability of the backups.
- backup window
In data restoration, the backup window is a predetermined amount of time in which specific data must be restored to avoid any negative or damaging effects on the systems or applications that use the data.
- bad sector
A portion of a disk that cannot be used because it is flawed. When you format a disk, the operating system identifies any bad sectors on the disk and marks them so they will not be used. If a sector that already contains data becomes damaged, you will need special software to recover the data. […]
- bad strobing
In video broadcasting, bad strobing refers to a frame rate which is too slow for a person’s eyes to deal with. Slow frame rates result in viewing somewhat of a stuttered motion on the screen. Bad strobing is commonly associated with interlaced scanning.
An image that displayed on a blog or personal profile on social media Web sites that identifies you. Most encourage readers and followers to download display their badge on your own site or blog and link back. Badges are considered a Web 2.0 trend and are also frequently used to display a “beta” message on […]
A derogatory slang term, used mostly by hackers, to describe a program that doesn’t work or doesn’t work well. The term is also used to refer to the programmer who created the software.