- a copy or duplicate version, especially of a file, program, or entire computer system, retained for use in the event that the original is in some way rendered unusable.
- a procedure to follow in such an event.
Origin of backup
Examples from the Web for backup
Contemporary Examples of backup
Sometimes, they had a backup aim if their main goal fell through as the night dragged on.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots
December 26, 2014
In early October, Health Republic allowed me to submit a “grievance claim” which I filed, along with a pile of backup documents.My Insurance Company Killed Me, Despite Obamacare
November 24, 2014
At 12:02 p.m., Wilson called in his location and asked the dispatcher for backup.Why Darren Wilson Will Walk
November 22, 2014
Backup dancers materialize, sparking a torrent of eye-catching choreography.The Making of Kiesza: From Navy Sharpshooter to Beauty Queen to Pop Diva
October 20, 2014
She retreated into the lobby, but only to call for backup and an ambulance.Manhunt for a Cop-Hating Pennsylvania ‘Survivalist’
September 17, 2014
Historical Examples of backup
My cochlea struck twelve noon and a HUD appeared with my weekly backup reminder.
Now she was off to restore herself from a backup made before she met me.
She could swap out a dead bot for a backup in five minutes flat, which is all that crowd-control would permit.
You were restored from a backup about eight weeks ago, I see.
“Debra had herself refreshed from backup after we planned it,” Dan went on, as though no one was talking.
see back up.