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. backupnoun

    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-innoun

    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, supportnoun

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

  4. backup, computer backupnoun

    (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, patronagenoun

    the act of providing approval and support

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

Wiktionary

  1. backupnoun

    A reserve or substitute.

    If the goalkeeper is injured, we have a backup.

  2. backupnoun

    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. backupnoun

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

    The blockage caused a backup in the plumbing.

  4. backupnoun

    reinforcements

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

  5. backupadjective

    standby, reserve or extra

    I am only a backup player.

  6. backupadjective

    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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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. Lewis Langham:

    As far as the other stuff, the traffic stop, calling for backup, being polite to Patrick Lyoya, trying to persuade Patrick Lyoya to cooperate, chasing Patrick Lyoya, tackling Patrick Lyoya, none of those things will be perceived as violation of Grand Rapids policy.

  2. Yuri Milner:

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

  3. Gavin Newsom:

    Pacific Gas and Electric as we know it may or may not be able to figure this out. If they can not, we are not going to sit around and be passive, if Pacific Pacific Gas and Electric and Electric is unable to secure Pacific Gas and Electric own fate and future... then the state will prepare Pacific Gas and Electric as backup for a scenario where we do that job for them.

  4. Dave Bremer:

    I called her and I said,' I could really be overstepping the boundaries here, but I just want to let you know that if you need a backup plan for Dave Bremer, my family and I are willing to offer guardianship,' and she said,' I am going to sleep better tonight than I have in a long time.'.

  5. Elon Musk:

    The daily cycler is more about the economics or getting off the grid completely whereas the backup UPS is just there to show that your house has power if there is ever a power outage, in the U.S. the daily cycling application is going to be very limited.

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Translations for backup

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

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