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<tool, software> Software for doing a backup, often
included as part of the operating system.
Backup software should provide ways to specify what files get
backed up and to where. It may include its own scheduling
function to automate the procedure or, preferably, work with
generic scheduling facilities. It may include facilities for
managing the backup media (e.g. maintaining an index of tapes)
and for restoring files from backups.
Examples are Unix's dump command and Windows's
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