fallback system

fallback system

Any system of hardware and/or software maintained as a backup to the main system. If a failure occurs in the primary system, the fallback system takes over. See failover and fault tolerant.
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While converting from manual systems to computer systems is a great boon and has amazing advantages, it must be done with discretion and all databases must have a fallback system. This is an area that the corporate sector has now started looking at very seriously.
The MPs say it would be "catastrophic" if HMRC's new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is not ready and if there is no viable fallback system.
This fallback system has been frozen for more than a year, however, as European agencies demand more controls after Airbus acknowledged making faulty applications for UK aid, triggering a fraud probe.
EWEB is looking to set up a fallback system on the Willamette, which is why it has raised rates in the past few years, Brown said.
The fallback system misses more than one in five people arriving in the UK.
In our welfare state, where the state provides a fallback system - the fantastic National Health Service - if you become ill, diseased or suffer an accident, the NHS does its best to aid your recovery.
In the event of an accident such as fire, the three functions could be completely destroyed such that the N.SIS or SIRENE would have no fallback system. Consequently, the same recommendation is given to the five countries: set up a separate reserve system at a different site.
This does not imply that we aim to withdraw the metal detectors from operation completely; it remains a fallback system while the Security Scan continues to be developed and improved in terms of speed and cost.
Just as we have fire drills, we recommend these be kept and regularly practised as fallback systems. Following these procedures is the best way to be sure that the software we all rely on is not only secure but also reliable and resilient.