One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A device for secondary storage of data that typically has greater capacity than the primary store but is slower to access.
- ‘Although relational databases cover 90% of use cases, there are times when different backing stores are handy.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘These defaults will be returned if no preference value has been set, or if the backing store is inaccessible.’
- ‘Maybe backing store support is still fully maintained and perhaps we are simply not using it correctly.’
- ‘If this page is subsequently evicted to backing store, it will be read from there on further page faults.’
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