What is Backup Software?

Backup software is created to duplicate critical data in the event of a mishap, calamity, user error, or hard drive crash. Software solutions that manage the process of backing up and restoring files, databases, hard drives, folders, and even entire network servers are also called disaster recovery tools.

Backup software is largely utilized to keep a backup of vital data residing on server and computer hard drives. It can be employed for individual computers as well as an enterprise’s computers, networking devices, and servers. Backup software for individual users backs up selected operating system files and other important data on the same computer/hard drive.

Backup software can compress data to shrink the capacity of backup space required, and offers versioning control for managing different versions of the same file.

Leading backup software apps include TotalRecoveryPro, Acronis True Image, Symantec Backup Exec, and Norton Ghost. Online backup and recovery applications are available which store your data in the cloud. Cloud backup programs include IDrive, Mozy, and Carbonite.

List of Backup Software Companies

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