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cold backup

Backing up a database that is not in active use. The process is performed during less busy periods such as the second or third shift. If data are backed up to an off-site facility, a cold backup can be taken from a copy of the data. Contrast with hot backup.
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A cold backup for the organization is one day, for example a Saturday, copying everything on the database, all the files, programs, applications, data.
(4) "Cold Backup" Maintaining empty computer premises ("empty shell") with the relevant support ready to accept the immediate installation of appropriate hardware.
A cold backup is when an application is taken off line, which means there's no user access to the data, and the data is backed up.