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backup

1 a duplicate computer, data file, equipment, or procedure for use in the event of equipment failure.
2 The act of creating another copy of a file, group of files, or an entire computer hard drive.

backup

Informatics A function that allows users to copy one or more files to a storage pool to protect against data loss. See Incremental backup, Mirroring, Selective backup. Cf Restore.

backup

Anything that serves to replace a function or system that fails.
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It is crucial to note that the only way to truncate transaction log under this recovery model is to make a transaction log backup copy.
creation of the private backup copy should not encumber in any way the normal exploitation of the work by copyright holders; and
Provision of separate, tangible medium backup copy of the same software originally conveyed electronically.
Backup Recovery configurations (RPO/RTO > 12 hours) are simply recovering a server from the last available backup copy.
49 a CD, this person will take on the time-consuming task of loading an entire music collection onto an iPod or other digital music player, often providing a backup copy as well.
Mac bootability function -- Mac users have the option to create a fully bootable backup copy of their main system drive.
DVD PowerSuite can be used to burn data, music or simply make a personal backup copy of educational, multimedia and business software, music CDs, and irreplaceable personal photo CDs and home video DVDs.
In the good old days when I was using WordPerfect, the program created a backup copy of every file I opened.
Since women have two X chromosomes, the mothers had a backup copy of a normal neuroligin gene that presumably protected them from developing autism.
When you purchase a copy, you've purchased a license to use that copy of the software for a particular machine (called a seat); of course, most vendors let you make a backup copy or install the software on the same PC if, say, you need to reinstall it because of a failure.
This backup copy will be due several days after the official filing.