Best practices for reusing data backup tapes
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You've heard vendors say their tapes can sustain about 30,000 passes before you should discard them - but can they take more? And how do you measure a pass?

Find out in this FAQ Guide featuring answers from backup expert W.Curtis Preston and questions from Senior Editor Andrew Burton.

Read on to discover what vendors really mean when they quote a tape age, learn how to decide when a tape is ready to be discarded and get the scoop on what jargon really translates to. Check it out now for expertise in "practical terms" and learn what vendors really mean when they say:

  • Shoeshining
  • Tape age
  • Passes
  • And much more
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