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The process or product of preserving data for the purpose of recovery from a data loss event.

Related applications/technologies:

  • Time Machine (macOS backup software) , backing up all data
  • SuperDuper! (third-party backup software) , cloning an entire disk
  • iCloud Backup (iOS cloud backup), part of , backing up app data, settings, and other data depending on selected options (e.g. photos only if iCloud Photo Library is not separately enabled)