backup software definition 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
command and Windows