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Backup Copy

Definition - What does Backup Copy mean?

A backup copy is a duplicate instance of a data file, application, system or server that's created using backup software. It's used as a means to restore original data in case it's deleted, corrupted or lost.

A data backup copy is similar to the data being backed up and is usually stored on an external backup storage facility/medium.

A backup copy is also known as backup file.

Techopedia explains Backup Copy

A backup copy is a duplicate version of any data and is the sole output of any backup process/ software. Typically, the backup copy is of the same version, size and type as the original data. For a complete system or database backup, this can be a snapshot image file consisting of all the data and settings, which are essential to restoring the system to its last backed-up state. A backup copy is also used as a means to maintain data redundancy.

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