Dictionary Term

Data at Rest


Data at rest is a phrase that describes data in storage, i.e. permanently archived in a digital storage unit (such as a hard drive, disk, thumb drive, etc.), in contrast to data in motion within a network or data in an active state of change (such as creation, deletion, or updating).

Data at rest is one of the three states of data, along with data in motion and data in use.

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