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ALSO CALLED: Data Backups, Backup-to-Tape, Backup to Tape
DEFINITION: In computers, tape backup is the ability to periodically copy the contents of all or a designated amount of data from its usual storage device to a tape cartridge device so that, in the event of a hard disk crash or comparable failure, the data will not be lost. Tape backup can be done manually or, with appropriate software, be programmed to happen automatically.Tape backup systems exist for needs  … 
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Why Cloud Backup: Top 10 Reasons
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Increasingly, organizations are adopting cloud backup solutions to address their data protection challenges. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 27 Jan 2011 | Published: 27 Jan 2011

Iron Mountain

Solving the Problem of Persistent Data Retention
sponsored by SGI
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn the techniques for ensuring that persistent data in the enterprise today will really be available when it is needed in the future.
Posted: 17 Dec 2010 | Published: 17 Dec 2010

SGI

Disk Backup: Sorting Through the Confusion of 5 Alternative Approaches
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many IT organizations have grown dissatisfied with tape-based backups and are looking for alternatives. This white paper will discuss the factors to consider when evaluating any of these alternatives, including a framework for assessing the value to IT for each approach.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

What is Tape Without Pain?
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Spectra has extensive expertise with all forms of backup, and therefore understands the continuing and increasingly important role of tape in protecting data. To that end, Spectra Logic has set itself a goal: Tape Without Pain. Read this white paper to learn more about easing the tape backup process.
Posted: 04 Nov 2010 | Published: 04 Nov 2010

Spectra Logic Corporation

The ROI and TCO Benefits of EMC Data Domain Deduplication Storage and VMware
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines and quantifies the costs and benefits of deduplication in VMware environments. Three detailed case studies from large organizations in different industries are presented. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 01 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Nov 2010

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Active Archive: Front‐End File System for Tape and Disk
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Tape has come back into its own, with the advent of new hardware and software that lets tape act like disk. Now the cycle is complete, through the use of active archive applications that put a file system in front of tape. Read this white paper to learn more about active archiving.
Posted: 28 Oct 2010 | Published: 28 Oct 2010

Spectra Logic Corporation

Consolidate Storage Infrastructure and Create a Greener Datacenter
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: As data volumes grow and budgets shrink, datacenter managers are looking for ways to scale storage infrastructure and reduce operating costs. StorageTek tape drive and tape library solutions from Oracle provide the answer, helping companies grow automated tape environments without disruption, and so much more.
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 21 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Oracle's StorageTek LT0-5 Tape Drive: Industry Leading Scalability
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the advantages and industry-leading capacity of the StorageTek LTO-5 tape drive and how implementing StorageTek LTO-5 into StorageTek tape libraries will result in a significant boost in capacity that will help customers stay on top of their data growth needs.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2010

Oracle Corporation

Consolidate Storage Infrastructure and Create a Greener Datacenter
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As data volumes grow and budgets shrink, datacenter managers are looking for ways to scale storage infrastructure and reduce operating costs. StorageTek tape drive and tape library solutions from Oracle provide the answer, helping companies grow automated tape environments without disruption, and so much more.
Posted: 01 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation

The Data Protection Benchmark Report
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The practice of data protection has evolved into a full-fledged discipline. In the last few years, it has been marked with a strong surge in innovation. Bottom line: Customers now have a lot more data protection options. Read on to learn what options you should consider for your organization.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

Vision Solutions

Cloud Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The right way to evaluate the quality of your system and data protection is to evaluate the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO). These metrics define how long you think it will take you to get back online and how current the data has to be. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 28 Sep 2010 | Published: 28 Sep 2010

Vision Solutions

How to choose the right tape library
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Getting the right tape library isn't black magic, but it does take some care and thought. An expandable, modular tape library supported by sophisticated management features and tied to modern backup software will support your enterprise for years to come. Read this tutorial to find out so much more.
Posted: 17 Sep 2010 | Published: 17 Sep 2010

Quantum Corporation

Get the most out of your data backup tapes: Caring for magnetic media
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Manufacturers have specific instructions for the care of magnetic tape cartridges, which differ from tape technology to tape technology. It's important to follow those instructions in addition to the general suggestions presented here. Read this tutorial now to find out so much more.
Posted: 17 Sep 2010 | Published: 17 Sep 2010

Quantum Corporation

How to optimize your backup tape rotation strategy
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In a GFS scheme the daily backup tapes should probably be replaced each year or so and the weekly and monthly tapes (assuming the monthly tapes aren't archived) accordingly. Read this tutorial to find out so much more.
Posted: 17 Sep 2010 | Published: 17 Sep 2010

Quantum Corporation

Backup
sponsored by Panasas, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The explosion of unstructured data and the advent of scale out NAS systems has caused backup of these systems to be an ever growing concern. This white paper describes the overall strategy for backup and restore taking into account the tape subsystem, networking, file system workload and administrative policy.
Posted: 12 Aug 2010 | Published: 12 Aug 2010

Panasas, Inc.

7 Key Steps for Overcoming the Limitations of Tape Backup
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document is a 7-step guide for making the move from tape to disk backup with deduplication. Within these steps, the Guide provides a concise summary of the downsides of tape backup, and then examines the superiority and economy of second-generation disk backup with data deduplication.
Posted: 09 Jul 2010 | Published: 09 Jul 2010

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Achieving Cost Savings in Backup with Deduplication
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This document discusses that dollars and time currently consumed by existing tape libraries can be far better utilized by moving to disk back-up with deduplication.
Posted: 09 Jul 2010 | Published: 09 Jul 2010

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

ESG Report: Data De-duplication and Disk-to-Disk Backup Systems: Technical and Business Considerations
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Data de-duplication offers landscape changing value that is easy to quantify, improves reliability, simplifies management and provides rapid recovery of data. Read this ESG report to learn more about it.
Posted: 07 Jul 2010 | Published: 10 Apr 2009

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

LTO Tape Technology Continues to Evolve with LTO-5
sponsored by Overland Storage
WHITE PAPER: Read this FAQ featuring W. Curtis Preston, which outlines how Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape differs from other tape media, the various generations of LTO and the pros and cons of this backup technology. Also learn about the newest model, LTO-5, being released this year.
Posted: 17 May 2010 | Published: 14 May 2010

Overland Storage

Long-Term Data Protection and Retention: Finding the Correct Balance
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper, written by storage guru Greg Shulz, is designed to give IT pros a better overall understanding of the strategic differences between short- and long-term data retention plans, what specific factors to consider when creating your backup plan, and the roles that disk and tape should play. Access this paper now to learn more.
Posted: 03 May 2010 | Published: 18 Mar 2009

Quantum Corporation

Data Protection for Isilon Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by Isilon Systems
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines several challenges and recommends solutions for ensuring data availability in an Isilon scale-out NAS clustered storage environment. The best solutions typically involve the use of multiple technologies.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 May 2009

Isilon Systems

Four Steps to Determine When a Standby Generator is Needed for Small Data Centers and Network Rooms
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Small data centers and network rooms vary dramatically in the amount of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) runtime deployed. This paper identifies four steps to identifying if a standby generator is required.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

APC by Schneider Electric

Email Archiving: Common Myths and Misconceptions
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores 5 common myths about email archiving, and provides guidance and solutions to solving email management and archiving issues.
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2009

Dell India

Making Cents of Tape vs. Disk: The Complete Guide on What to Choose and Why
sponsored by Nexsan
WHITE PAPER: Since the cost comparison between tape and disk is obviously far more complex than the media itself, this brief outlines all the considerations necessary for a more complete understanding of the benefit and true cost comparison between tape and disk to help IT professionals choose and justify their backup environment.
Posted: 25 Feb 2010 | Published: 23 Feb 2010

Nexsan

Mainframe Tape Technology: Eight Myths, Realities and Best Practices
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how organizations can mitigate risk, reduce TCO, address compliance requirements and optimize security and support by better managing and automating key tape-related processes, creating broad strategies for retention and encryption and implementing best practices.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 25 Jul 2008

CA Technologies.
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TAPE BACKUPS DEFINITION (continued): … In computers, tape backup is the ability to periodically copy the contents of all or a designated amount of data from its usual storage device to a tape cartridge device so that, in the event of a hard disk crash or comparable failure, the data will not be lost. Tape backup can be done manually or, with appropriate software, be programmed to happen automatically.Tape backup systems exist for needs ranging from backing up the hard disk on a personal computer to backing up large amounts of storage for archiving and disaster recovery purposes in a large enterprise as part of a storage area network (SAN), usually combining a hardware and software package. For personal computer tape backup, the Onstream USB tape drive is popular. For enterprise tape backup, Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is an industry open standard from Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Seagate.Tape backup also includes the ability to restore data that has been backed up back to hard disk storage devices when needed.
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