Data vaulting is the process of protecting the data from hardware failures and security threats by sending it to some other off-site location. This is generally achieved through a direct data line or through the internet. The off site locations may compress and encrypt data for further security and also have auxiliary power backups to tackle power failures. These are also known as Remote Backup Services and are built around a client software program which periodically runs and makes the backup during the time when the computer is idle.
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