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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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. Jordan Spieth:

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

  2. Fox Sports:

    Before the start of the bottom of the fourth inning ... a rare electronics failure caused both the primary and backup generators inside the Fox Sports production compound to lose power, the issue was immediately addressed, although it resulted in the audience missing one at-bat during the time needed to switch to (the) international feed, powered by a different generator on site.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Dana Goward:

    As short-term backup clocks start to desynchronize with each other ... cell phone towers start to fail, IT networks slow down or fail, financial systems are impacted, management of the electrical grid becomes problematic. That is the really scary part.

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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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