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VITAL RECORDS (Preferred term)
Records without which an organisation could not continue to operate, that is, those containing information needed to re-establish the organisation in the event of a disaster. Vital records are those which protect the assets and interests of the organisation as well as those of its clients and shareholders.
Source: National Archives of Australia - Glossary of records management terms