backing store


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backing store

n
(Computer Science) a computer storage device, usually a disk, that provides additional storage space for information so that it can be accessed and referred to when required and may be copied into the processor if needed

backing store

Programs or data saved outside a computer on tape or disk.
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uncompressed) data and instructions, and then deploys the system's remaining physical memory as a backing store for this third-level cache.
Some of the new features added to ScaleOut StateServer (SOSS) included comprehensive backing store support, an object browser, parallel backup and restore, and map/reduce-style calculations for data analysis.