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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.
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backup

Anything that serves to replace a function or system that fails.
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We have heard of network administrators who were careful to follow backup procedures, but, to their dismay, discovered they had no back-up after a crisis occurred.
"Back-up arrangements in many organisations are usually a tape, in an on-site machine, that records the contents of a server's hard disk at the end of the day or overnight.
Often, individuals have their own uninterruptible power supplies or UPS battery back-ups on their individual computer equipment.
Why didn't they make a back-up? Most likely for the same reason some of us don't go to the dentist as often as we should.
If you do not have other recent back-ups, you might wish to separate this step into two distinct back-ups: one for data and other nonexecutable files, and the second for executable files, including *.exe, *.com, *.bat, overlays, etc.
Baggies chief Steve Clarke will resist loan moves for Aston Villa's Shay Given or Stoke's Jack Butland, and will instead give back-ups Boaz Myhill or Luke Daniels a chance.
Back-ups can also be scheduled for after business hours to minimise disruption.
Totalbet.com revealed hasty back-ups were employed on Saturday when their service slowed dramatically between 10.30 and 12.30.
I like to believe I'm in contention for the back-ups.