What does backup mean?

Definitions for backup
ˈbækˌʌpback·up

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word backup.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backup(noun)

    an accumulation caused by clogging or a stoppage

    "a traffic backup on the main street"; "he discovered a backup in the toilet"

  2. stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in(noun)

    someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

    "the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes"; "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"

  3. accompaniment, musical accompaniment, backup, support(noun)

    a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts

  4. backup, computer backup(noun)

    (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device

    "he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased"

  5. backing, backup, championship, patronage(noun)

    the act of providing approval and support

    "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"

Wiktionary

  1. backup(Noun)

    A reserve or substitute.

    If the goalkeeper is injured, we have a backup.

  2. backup(Noun)

    A copy of a file or record, stored separately from the original, that can be used to recover the original if it is destroyed or damaged.

    After the power failure, we had to restore the database from backup.

  3. backup(Noun)

    An accumulation of material that halts the flow or movement of something.

    The blockage caused a backup in the plumbing.

  4. backup(Noun)

    reinforcements

    He's got a gun - you better send for backup.

  5. backup(Adjective)

    standby, reserve or extra

    I am only a backup player.

  6. backup(Adjective)

    That is intended as a backup.

    Make a backup copy of that file.

Freebase

  1. Backup

    In information technology, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. The verb form is to back up in two words, whereas the noun is backup. Backups have two distinct purposes. The primary purpose is to recover data after its loss, be it by data deletion or corruption. Data loss can be a common experience of computer users. A 2008 survey found that 66% of respondents had lost files on their home PC. The secondary purpose of backups is to recover data from an earlier time, according to a user-defined data retention policy, typically configured within a backup application for how long copies of data are required. Though backups popularly represent a simple form of disaster recovery, and should be part of a disaster recovery plan, by themselves, backups should not alone be considered disaster recovery. One reason for this is that not all backup systems or backup applications are able to reconstitute a computer system or other complex configurations such as a computer cluster, active directory servers, or a database server, by restoring only data from a backup. Since a backup system contains at least one copy of all data worth saving, the data storage requirements can be significant. Organizing this storage space and managing the backup process can be complicated undertaking. A data repository model can be used to provide structure to the storage. Nowadays, there are many different types of data storage devices that are useful for making backups. There are also many different ways in which these devices can be arranged to provide geographic redundancy, data security, and portability.

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How to say backup in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backup in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backup in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of backup in a Sentence

  1. Tom Zegan:

    This is my backup plan.

  2. Sheriff Favro:

    She was the backup plan, not the front plan.

  3. Andrew Bischof:

    You do need natural gas generation as a backup for solar.

  4. Jordan Spieth:

    I had to have a backup plan, but I woke up and felt good that day and went through with it.

  5. Yuri Milner:

    If we're alone, we need to cherish what we have, the message is, the universe has no backup.

Images & Illustrations of backup

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Translations for backup

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  • دعمArabic
  • záložní, zálohaCzech
  • Ersatz, Deckung, Backup, Datensicherung, Unterstützung, HilfeGerman
  • copia de seguridad, respaldo, reservaSpanish
  • پشتیبانPersian
  • vara-, varmuuskopioFinnish
  • trygdarritFaroese
  • sauvegardeFrench
  • גיבויHebrew
  • biztonsági mentésHungarian
  • afrit, öryggis-, öryggisafritIcelandic
  • sostituto, backup, copia, riserva, sicurezza, diItalian
  • バックアップ, 予備, 補欠, 控えJapanese
  • 백업Korean
  • reserve, reservekopie, backupDutch
  • kopia zapasowaPolish
  • backup, reserva, becapePortuguese
  • дублёр, резервный, резервное копирование, резерв, резервная копия, бэкап, запаснойRussian
  • säkerhetskopiaSwedish
  • 备用Chinese

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