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.

off-host backup

In Backup Exec, a backup operation to be processed on a Backup Exec media server instead of on the remote computer, or host computer. Moving the backup from the remote computer to a media server enables better backup performance and frees the remote computer as well.

Refers to a situation in which the processing of the backup of a server is moved to another server. This allows the applications on the working server to be maintained at a consistently higher performance level because the backup is performed on another machine. In SFW, off-host backup is done by using the FlashSnap process.