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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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Eaton s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services.
Homeowners have two main options when it comes to backup power -- portable generators and automatic standby generators.
These factories are highly automated and require power continually, making investment in backup power equipment essential.
The NiGUARD battery systems feature Cobasys' proprietary Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) chemistry, which it says offers a safe and environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional backup power batteries.
Fuel cell products are becoming an increasingly attractive option for companies seeking a clean and reliable backup power alternative," said Pierre Rivard, president and chief executive of Hydrogenics.
The FAA said its backup power system came on after the initial brief outage and failed at 5:35 p.
IT professionals must plan accordingly and include a backup power resource into their business continuity strategy.
Early products could serve as backup power for existing batteries, or as built-in rechargers.
The stationary fuel cell UPS and backup power market consists of companies with products and those with potential close-to-market products.
Portable generators and standby generator systems are the two most common types of backup power solutions available to homeowners.
ReliOn is a hydrogen cell-based backup power system, which is a great substitute for typical batteries and replaces diesel-fuel generators used for backup power applications.
The decision comes after successful trails of the Mark 1020 ACS fuel cell, designed primarily as a backup power supply.