The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

backup method

An option that you select when you run a backup job to specify how Backup Exec sets each file’s backup status. For example, depending on the method that you select, Backup Exec may reset the archive bit or use modified time to determine if a file needs to be backed up.