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.

metabase engine

The service that maintains and manages file metadata information in the metabase database. During backup, the PureDisk agent records all relevant metadata information (the file attributes) of each file it backs up. File attributes include the file name, its location, its size, its type, and so on. The metabase engine stores these metadata records in its database. The metabase engine manages an inventory of all files that are backed up.