Glossary

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.

overwrite protection period

The length of time that data is retained on a specific media before being overwritten (unless the media is erased, formatted, moved to scratch media, or if the media overwrite protection level is set to None). The overwrite protection period is measured from the last time data was appended to the media.

In Backup Exec, the length of time that data is retained on a specific media before being overwritten, unless the media is erased, formatted, or moved to scratch media. The overwrite protection period is measured from the last time data was appended to the media.