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Here are definitions of terms used withing the industry and this website.

Allowance - The total number of space allocated in GB to your account.

Data Backup - A backup or the process of backing up is making copies of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

Online Backups - A remote, online, or managed backup service is a service that provides users with a system for the backup and storage of computer files. Online backup providers are companies that provide this type of service to end users (or clients). Online backup systems are typically built around a software agent installed locally on your personal computer that runs on a schedule, typically once a day, and usually at night while computers aren't in use. This program typically collects, compresses, encrypts, and transfers the data to the remote backup service provider's servers or off-site hardware.

Continuous Data Protection - Continuous data protection (CDP), also called continuous backup or real-time backup, refers to backup of computer data by automatically saving a copy of every change made to that data, essentially capturing every version of the data that the user saves. It allows the user or administrator to restore data to any point in time.

Data Archive/Archiving - If Archiving is enabled for 3 years, the data files are tagged to be archived after 90 days for the 3 year period.

Data Recovery - Data recovery is traditionally the process of salvaging data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible secondary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. With online backups it is just a matter of restoring the data from the remote copies.

Data Replication - Replication is the process of sharing information so as to ensure consistency between redundant resources to improve reliability, fault-tolerance, or accessibility.

Data De-duplication - Data De-duplication is a specialised data compression technique for eliminating coarse-grained redundant data. The technique is used to improve storage utilisation and can also be applied to network data transfers to reduce the number of bytes that must be sent across a link. In the de-duplication process, unique chunks of data, or byte patterns, are identified and stored during a process of analysis. As the analysis continues, other chunks are compared to the stored copy and whenever a match occurs, the redundant chunk is replaced with a small reference that points to the stored chunk. Given that the same byte pattern may occur dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of times (the match frequency is a factor of the chunk size), the amount of data that must be stored or transferred can be greatly reduced.

Data Compression - Compression is the process of replacing duplicate characters with an algorithm to reduce the physical size of the file. This helps reduce the consumption of expensive resources, such as hard disk space or transmission bandwidth.

Data Encryption - In encryption, a key specifies the particular transformation of plaintext into ciphertext, or vice versa during decryption.

Disaster Recovery - Disaster recovery is the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure critical to an organisation after a natural or human-induced disaster. Disaster recovery is a subset of business continuity.

Business Continuity - Business continuity is the activity performed by an organisation to ensure that critical business functions will be available to customers, suppliers, regulators, and other entities that must have access to those functions. These activities include many daily chores such as project management, system backups, change control, and help desk. Business continuity is not something implemented at the time of a disaster; Business Continuity refers to those activities performed daily to maintain service, consistency, and recoverability.

Device - A device can be a PC at work and a PC at home as well a Laptop.

Mobile Device - A mobile device is an iPad or similar tablet, iPhone or any smart phone.

P2V - Physical-to-Virtual describes the process of decoupling and migrating a physical server's operating system (OS), applications, and data from a physical server to a virtual machine guest hosted on a virtualised platform.

V2P - Virtual-to-Physical is opposite direction to Physical-to-Virtual, where the data goes from a virtual machine guest hosted on a virtualised platform to a physical server. Commonly used for restoring servers in a Disaster Recovery scenario.


Value Name
kilobyte (kB) 103 1KB = 1024B
megabyte (MB) 106 1MB = 1024KB
gigabyte (GB) 109 1GB = 1024MB
terabyte (TB) 1012 1TB = 1024GB
petabyte (PB) 1015 1PB = 1024TB

GB - The gigabyte is a multiple of the unit bytes so 1 gigabyte is 1,000,000,000 bytes.

TB - The terabyte is a multiple of the unit bytes so 1 terabyte is 1,000,000,000,000 bytes or 1,000 gigabytes.

Users - The number of users enabled to use the service.

N-Safe Sentinel - Optional Dedicated Local Appliance Server installed at your offices to reduce backup times and provides almost instant data backup and data restoration, giving you the ultimate data resilience solution.

Minimum 12 month contract includes standard Return-To-Base (RTB) warranty. Should anything fail and we are unable to fix it remotely, simply return to us and we will repair/replace the appliance and ship it straight back to you.

We can also provide Advanced Replacement (AR) and Onsite Engineers (OE) (subject to location).

Prices: Monthly

  • N-Safe Sentinel Entry - 1TB local storage capacity: £50.00
  • N-Safe Sentinel Standard - 2TB local storage capacity: £75.00
  • N-Safe Sentinel Ultra - 3TB local storage capacity plus operating system on an SSD: £100.00
  • N-Safe Sentinel Bespoke - from 4TB to 48TB custom storage capacity plus operating system on an SSD: POA

N-SAFE draws on over 10 years' specialist experience in the data backup and recovery industry to bring flexible, secure solutions for small to medium enterprises, click here for details of our support services.

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