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.

recovery point set

Contains a base recovery point (an exact copy of an entire hard drive stored in a compressed file), plus one or more incremental recovery points (an exact copy of changes made since the base recovery point was created). When you restore a drive using a recovery point set, the base recovery point and all the incremental recovery points are used for the restore. All the files in a recovery point set must be in the same directory. If any file is missing, the backup is invalid and you will not be able to restore your data.