A synthetic backup is identical to a regular full backup in terms of data, but it is created when data is collected from a previous, older full backup and assembled with subsequent incremental backups. The incremental backup will consist only of changed information. A synthetic backup would be used when time or system requirements do not allow for a full complete backup. The end result of combining a recent full backup archive with incremental backup data is two kinds of files which is merged by a backup application to create the synthetic backup. Benefits to using a synthetic backup include a smaller amount of time needed to perform a backup, and system restore times and costs are reduced. This backup procedure is called “synthetic” because it is not a backup created from original data.
Pronounced siss-op, short for system operator, an individual who manages a bulletin board system (BBS) , online service , or special interest group (SIG).
(1)A group of interdependent items that interact regularly to perform a task. (2)An established or organized procedure; a method. (3) A computer system refers to the hardware and softwarecomponents that run a computer or computers. (4) An information systemis a system that collects and stores data. (5) On Macintoshes, System is short for System file, […]
- System Administrator
An individual responsible for maintaining a multi-user computer system, including a local-area network (LAN). Typical duties include: Adding and configuring new workstations Setting up user accounts Installing system-wide software Performing procedures to prevent the spread of viruses Allocating mass storage space The system administrator is sometimes called the sysadmin or the systems administrator. Small organizations […]
- system bus
The bus that connects the CPU to main memory on the motherboard. I/O buses, which connect the CPU with the systems other components, branch off of the system bus. The system bus is also called the frontside bus, memory bus, local bus, or host bus.
- system call
The invocation of an operating system routine. Operating systems contain sets of routines for performing various low-level operations. For example, all operating systems have a routine for creating a directory. If you want to execute an operating system routine from a program, you must make a system call.