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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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Back up your hard disk onto new media and seal the back-ups to prevent accidental use.
The APC Back-UPS ES 750 also protects users from devastating 'backdoor' surges that occur over data lines.
The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) said yesterday most support and educational back-ups were mainly designed for women over the age of 50.
Staying with the computer system for a while, do you do regular back-ups of all that is on your system, do you take those back-ups off site and have you ever tried using those back-ups to restore your system and confirm they contain all the data you need to continue trading?
Covering everyday emergencies as well as major disasters, Back in Business addresses critical paper and electronic records, records retrieval, disaster plan recovery, back-ups, off-site facilities, records management, and more.
But head coach Bill Beli-chick is a master at defensive scheming and he has squeezed every ounce of talent out of some young and inexperienced back-ups to lead the
American Power Conversion (APC) has expanded its Back-UPS family of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) with the introduction of the Back-UPS RS 1000VA and 1500VA units.
APC HAS announced a major addition to its Back-UPS family of uninterruptible power supplies.
Most area residents and businesses are probably not aware of the hundreds of police officers who took the time and energy to help ease the mounting back-ups at our border.
These professionals realize that older "legacy systems," which involve downloading software onto onsite computers, and all the associated costs of update fees, back-ups, equipment obsolescence and regular IT personnel visits are not ideal solutions for managed properties.