backup · noun /ˈbæk.ʌp/Full view
backup (EXTRA HELP)
B2 C or U extra help, support or equipment which is available if you need it
Dictionary example:

Medical staff are on call to provide backup in case of an emergency.

Learner example:

I'm sure that most business people have battery back-up and a very good knowledge of when the laptop battery needs to recharge. (First Certificate in English; B2; Swedish)

backup (COPY)
B2 C a copy of information that is held on a computer, which is stored separately from the computer
Dictionary examples:

Before we leave work each day, we make a backup of all the records we have entered into the computer that day.

The department's backup disks are all stored in a different building.

Learner example:

Seems he had made a copy in a special file in a back-up memory. (First Certificate in English; B2; Portuguese)

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