Definition of Computer backup
1. Noun. (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device. "He made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased"
Generic synonyms: Duplicate, Duplication
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Derivative terms: Back Up
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Literary usage of Computer backup
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1. The Backup Book: Disaster Recovery from Desktop to Data Centerby Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop by Dorian J. Cougias, E. L. Heiberger, Karsten Koop (2003)
"Thank goodness that someone wrote it... this book will make a big difference in the computer backup world. I believe it will become the industry standard. ..."
2. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1994-1995 by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Even when files are stored on the computer, backup paper copies generally are also kept. However, accessing files in a computer data base is much quicker ..."
3. Guidelines For Contingency Planning For Information Resources Services by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"... Power supply monitored and recorded Master power shutdown controls for computer —Backup power available Emergency power available for gradual power-down ..."