Cisco Show IP OSPF Interface

Router2#show ip ospf interface FastEthernet0/0 is up, line protocol is up   Internet Address, Area 0   Process ID 100, Router ID, Network Type BROADCAST, Cost: 1   Transmit Delay is 1 sec, State BACKUP, Priority 1   Designated Router (ID), Interface address   Backup Designated router (ID), Interface address   Timer intervals configured, Hello 10, Dead 40, Wait 40, Retransmit 5     oob-resync timeout 40     Hello due in 00:00:00   Supports Link-local Signaling (LLS)   Index 1/1, flood queue length 0   Next 0x0(0)/0x0(0)   Last flood scan length is 0, maximum is 0   Last flood scan time is 0 msec, maximum is 0 msec   Neighbor Count is 1, Adjacent neighbor count is 1     Adjacent with neighbor  (Designated Router)   Suppress hello for 0 neighbor(s)

What does State "BACKUP" indicate
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
It means the router is the BDR (Backup Designated Router) on that network.

You can also see that a little further down:

Backup Designated router (ID)

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mnoisetteAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the very timely response
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