A copy of all the information normally stored on a Newton device. Backup information can include applications, packages, soup data, and user settings. A backup file can reside on a storage card, a desktop computer, or laptop computer and may be used to restore the original information back to the Newton device.
The Card application on a Newton device is used to create a backup on a storage card. An application such as Newton Backup Utility is used to create a backup on another computer.
Backup can also refer to the backup battery found in early devices, such as the MessagePad 100.