What does backup mean?

Definitions for backup
ˈbækˌʌpback·up

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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.

Wikipedia

  1. Backup

    In information technology, a backup, or data backup is a copy of computer data taken and stored elsewhere so that it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. The verb form, referring to the process of doing so, is "back up", whereas the noun and adjective form is "backup". Backups can be used to recover data after its loss from data deletion or corruption, or to recover data from an earlier time.  Backups provide a simple form of disaster recovery; however not all backup systems are able to reconstitute a computer system or other complex configuration such as a computer cluster, active directory server, or database server.A backup system contains at least one copy of all data considered worth saving. The data storage requirements can be large. An information repository model may be used to provide structure to this storage. There are different types of data storage devices used for copying backups of data that is already in secondary storage onto archive files. There are also different ways these devices can be arranged to provide geographic dispersion, data security, and portability. Data is selected, extracted, and manipulated for storage. The process can include methods for dealing with live data, including open files, as well as compression, encryption, and de-duplication. Additional techniques apply to enterprise client-server backup. Backup schemes may include dry runs that validate the reliability of the data being backed up. There are limitations and human factors involved in any backup scheme.

ChatGPT

  1. backup

    Backup refers to the process of creating copies of data or files to prevent loss or damage and to enable recovery in case of system crash, data corruption, or accidental deletion. This can include digital data stored on computers, servers, or other electronic devices. The backed up data is typically stored separately either on external hard drives, cloud services, or other storage media.

Wikidata

  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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  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. Richard Waites:

    They won't remember the details of the police activity or the details of the arrest of Freddie Gray or the events that happened after that, when the van driver called for backup, which are the events that involve Mr. Porter.

  2. Norman Levine:

    There should be failsafe backup systems that kick in right away, nobody needs to get in on a specific date but sometimes people need to get out. If you had to get out today it could have been an issue.

  3. David Sinclair:

    The astonishing finding is that there’s a backup copy of the software in the body that you can reset, we’re showing why that software gets corrupted and how we can reboot the system by tapping into a reset switch that restores the cell’s ability to read the genome correctly again, as if it was young.

  4. Gary Miliefsky:

    He could have setup (which many believe and he’s stated in the past) a ‘deadman’s switch’ where backup sites on all the leaked data could be ready to pour out information under pre-instructions provided by him or his top staff located anywhere in the world, it seems after a few CRYPTO message tweets that the deadman’s switch was triggered.

  5. Superintendent David Brown:

    People in general have very high anxiety as The Chicago Police Department relates to the upcoming election and we understand that, and we are focused on ensuring our officers will work to de-escalate to calm tensions so that everyone is comfortable exercising their right to vote, were also there to prevent lawlessness. There were be a zero tolerance( of) criminality during this time, and any time for that matter. He said intelligence suggests a peaceful weekend, butthat swift action will be taken against looters and anyone engaged in criminal behavior. Election officials are confident about the staffing in polling locations, said Marisel Hernandez, chairwoman of theChicago Board of Elections. More than 650,000 people in Chicago had voted as of Friday, Marisel Hernandez said. In addition, there was much support from voters ages 18 to 24 who have volunteered to serve as election judges, Marisel Hernandez said. Not only do we have the judges of election assigned, but we have backup judges of election, Marisel Hernandez said Friday at the news conference. Voters are required to wear masks, officials said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP TheOffice of Emergency Management and Communications has conducted several training sessions to deal with coronavirus outbreaks, and protests related to the election, officials said.

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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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