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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.

backup

Anything that serves to replace a function or system that fails.
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Global Power UPS Market highlights: A recent report on Global Backup Power UPS reveals rapid growth of Power Backup UPS in the market since last couple of years.
"With our systems, companies can manage demand charges, shift solar energy to more valuable times of day, and gain reliable backup power fueled by renewable sources."
Thus, supermarkets and grocery stores that invest in facility-wide backup power might find themselves winning customers they might not have otherwise, and thrilling their existing customers.
For at least 50 years building codes and standards have had the practical effect of over-capitalizing life safety backup power at the expense of the business continuity power needed to recover from major regional disruptions such as the August 14, 2003, blackout in the United States or the more recent forced outages at the University of California, Berkeley.
The New solutions for off-grid solar and backup power are Conext SW inverter/charger, Conext ComBox communication device and Conext W inverter/charger.
These inverters offer stand alone or backup power demands.
Energizer offers charging cases for the iPhone, for example, that provide backup power for the device while also serving as a sleek protective case.
Because of their high reliability and low emissions, companies are installing fuel cells to generate on-site primary or backup power to buildings, data centers, and cell phone towers, as well as material handling equipment.
The advantages of lithium for backup power are exactly the same, except in backup systems zero maintenance, charge retention and discharge efficiency are key."
Designed specifically for harsh Indian power conditions, the new BI850SINE provides pure sine wave backup power for home electronics like television sets, home theatre systems, stereo sets, gaming equipment, as well for lights and fans.
Emerson Network Power's Liebert PSI uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system provides reliable and economical line-interactive backup power protection for smaller IT spaces, including network closets, IT rooms and home offices.
Frequently the Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or Federal Emergency Management Agency guidelines and mandates specify that backup power is required to guarantee the viability of medical or laboratory equipment for critical applications.