Definition Edit

Data replication is

[t]he process of copying data, usually with the objective of maintaining identical sets of data in separate locations. Two common data replication processes used for information systems are synchronous and asynchronous mirroring.[1]
the process of sharing data so as to ensure consistency between redundant resources, such as software or hardware components, to improve reliability or accessibility.[2]

References Edit

  1. FFIEC IT Examination Handbook, Business Continuity Planning, Appendix B: Glossary (full-text).
  2. Defense Biometrics: Additional Training for Leaders and More Timely Transmission of Data Could Enhance the Use of Biometrics in Afghanistan, at 10 n.14.

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