backup site

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A Web site which offers a backup service for your files which ensures that if a catastrophe hits your own computer and the files are destroyed you can recover them from the backup site. The site takes any of your files and stores them at some highly secure installation-sometimes at two or more installations. Users of this service usually employ the File Transfer Protocol to send and recover files from a backup site. Users of a backup site pay a fee, usually monthly or annually.

Subjects: Computing.

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