What is another word for backup?

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A person or thing that takes the place of another
“She was added to the squad as a backup.”
Help or support
“As a police officer, he has access to certain assault weapons and handguns, as well as receiving a certain amount of backup from other police officers.”
Accumulation of material
“… there was the inevitable backup of travelers trying to pass through airport security.”
Copy of file or record
Standby, reserve or extra
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