• direct-attached storage (DAS)

    Direct-attached storage (DAS) is computer storage that is directly attached to one computer or server and is not, without special support, directly accessible to other ones.

  • delta differencing

    Delta differencing is an incremental approach to backup that only backs up blocks that have changed after the first full backup. The differences are recorded in files called deltas.

  • network-attached storage (NAS)

    Network-attached storage (NAS) is a dedicated hard disk storage device that provides file-based data storage services to other devices on the network.

  • auxiliary storage

    Auxiliary storage is all addressable data storage that is not currently in a computer's main storage or memory.

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