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Outlook Answer Book, The: Useful Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Microsoft Outlook® 2003 by Brian Delahunty, Tom Archer

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Basics

16.1. What Does “Backup” Mean?

Put simply, a backup is a copy of your data to ensure that, in case the original data is lost (some reasons are given in FAQ 16.2), you can recover from this loss by using the backup copy of your data. Backup data is generally kept on a different storage medium and at a different location than the original data; this is to ensure that if the original data is corrupted or lost, the cause of that loss does not affect the backup data. The action of creating a backup is called backing up. In relation to Outlook, a backup is essentially a copy of all your Outlook items, such as your e-mails, contacts, tasks, and rules.

Almost all organizations have their own backup policies and procedures to ensure that if there ...

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