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backing store

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Definition of backing store in English:

noun

Computing
A device for secondary storage of data that typically has greater capacity than the primary store but is slower to access.
Example sentences
  • This is set because our filesystem will live entirely in RAM and will not have a backing store of the data on any physical device, like a disk.
  • Maybe backing store support is still fully maintained and perhaps we are simply not using it correctly.
  • These defaults will be returned if no preference value has been set, or if the backing store is inaccessible.

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