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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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Plan for Hybrid Data Protection Media
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper discusses how to implement a hybrid data protection media strategy that will enable your enterprise to achieve the agility needed to meet demands within your budgetary limits. Access now to learn how the combination of tertiary disk, cloud, and tape can result in a foolproof data protection strategy.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Druva Software

Eliminate On-Premise Tape Management with Cloud-Based Data Protection
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights a scalable, secure cloud-based data protection solution that eliminates the need for on-premise tape backup. See the benefits this software can provide to your enterprise, such as modernized backup and recovery, cost-efficient data replication, reliable network connection, and more.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 11 May 2016

Iron Mountain

Making the Case for a Hybrid Backup Strategy
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cost-effective hybrid backup and recovery solution that combines cloud network-based replication with tape-based archiving. Read on to see how you can ensure high levels of security and compliance without a hybrid data protection solution that won't raise your overall data costs.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 10 May 2016

Iron Mountain

Should You Take Backup and Recovery to the Cloud?
sponsored by Recall Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, explore how cloud and virtualization advancements are changing disaster recovery. Next, cloud expert Robert Green reveals what to know before migrating an app to the cloud. Lastly, learn how you can mix and match data protection methods – disk, tape, and cloud – to help ensure rapid recovery, reliable retention, and data agility.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 02 May 2016


The Lifespan of Backup Tape: The Role of Tape in Today's Data Protection World
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, discover how to increase the lifespan of your tape backup with a rotation strategy so that you can boost your overall data protection strategy. Read on to see why faster, modern tape still has a place in your cloud infrastructure and data protection strategies.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Iron Mountain

QSO Data Backup/Data Protection (Backup Software)
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Participate in our Data Backup/Data Protection Research Program and get immediate access to our new Special Report in which data backup experts evaluate today's top backup software products and their ability to increase efficiency, scalability, and security.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

TechTarget

Grӓnges Sweden AB Ensures Optimum System Availability
sponsored by Vision Solutions
CASE STUDY: Global manufacturer Grӓnges Sweden AB needed 24x7 availability, but traditional tape-based backups didn't provide the level of availability and data protection they wanted. This case study uncovers how they adopted a high availability and disaster recovery platform to fully protect its ability to keep operations going, no matter what.
Posted: 14 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Vision Solutions

Top 3 Considerations When Looking at Cloud-Based Backup
sponsored by arcserve
WEBCAST: Due to its affordability, cloud-based disaster recovery is enabling small and medium-sized businesses to upgrade their data protection to rival that of enterprise-level organizations. What does this trend mean for other affordable mediums? Watch this on-demand webcast to find out!
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2015

arcserve

Estimating the Lifespan of Tape
sponsored by LTO
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, expert Brien Posey offers advice on how to estimate the useful lifespan of backup tape media depending on how it's used. Access now and you will also learn how new magnetic recording has improved tape storage capacity.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

LTO

What is Driving New Backup Tape Library Adoption Today?
sponsored by LTO
EGUIDE: In this brief expert guide, Ben Woo discusses why tape libraries are resurging as data management solutions are becoming more reliable and durable. Read on to discover how tape can lower your operational costs and offer a suitable solution to big data management challenges.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

LTO

Maximizing Tape Capacities with LTO-7 Technology
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, discover how you can successfully manage and protect your data growth with LTO-7 technology. With LTO-7, your enterprise can benefit from improved capacity, performance, compatibility, interchange and cost control in an open format.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2016

LTO

Changing the Economics of Long Term Data Retention and Archiving with LTO
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: This product specification sheet highlights LTO Ultrium format, a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format that can help address the growing demands of data protection. Access now to see how your enterprise can benefit from implementing LTO into your tiered storage management plan.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2015

LTO

LTO-7 Tape Drives: Testing Capacity, Speed, LTFS Capabilities, and More
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: In this brief report, experts tested LTO tape drives from HPE, IBM, and Quantum, highlighting the similarities and differences regarding capacity, speed, LTFS functionality, transfer rate interchangeability, and backwards compatibility. Read on to discover which solution is right for your enterprise.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 19 Feb 2016

LTO

LTO for the Next Generation Data Center
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uncovers the misconception that tape is unreliable and slow and highlights how LTO technology can be used to meet the performance needs of the most demanding streaming workloads. Access now to explore LTO tape's new features and use cases including linear tape file system, tape-as-NAS, deep and active archiving, and more.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

LTO

Object Storage as a Backup Target
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the benefits of implementing an active archive system that combines object storage and erasure coding to provide high levels of data protection and storage efficiency. Read on to learn how this solution can improve your data backup and restoration performance and reduce your overall data protection costs.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

HGST

Cloud and Tape: Allies, Not Enemies
sponsored by SearchDataBackup.com
EBOOK: This expert eBook details how cloud-based virtual tape library services help to bridge the gap between backup software and cloud storage. Read on to learn the pros and cons of cloud-based virtual tape libraries as well as how you can make backups to the cloud easier while continuing to use existing backup software.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

SearchDataBackup.com

FREE Download: How Data Backup is Evolving
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Snapshots, replication and recovery-in-place have changed enterprise data protection. Backup software advancements have made these technologies easier to use, reducing recovery time and recovery point objectives when restoring data. Check out our e-guide where industry experts discuss what to expect.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Keep Your Data Protected with Scalar Tape Libraries
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
RESOURCE: Installing a tape library with proactive and automated monitoring and management can reduce administration time and service interruptions, keeping your IT staff focuses on other business objectives. Access this exclusive offer for a free tape library today.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

Upgrade Your Drive Technology With LTO Tape Drives
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
RESOURCE: Upgrade your drive technology and benefit from faster performance, fewer service contracts, lower tape vaulting costs and as an added bonus through this exclusive offer, get 20 free pieces of LTO media for every drive you purchase. View now as this offer expires soon.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Quantum Corporation

Secure Your Data Storage With LTO Tape Drives
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
RESOURCE: Upgrade your drive technology and benefit from faster performance, fewer service contracts, lower tape vaulting costs and as an added bonus through this exclusive offer, get 40 free pieces of LTO media when you upgrade. View now as this offer expires soon.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

Artico NAS Storage Appliance: Improve Access to More Data
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how a NAS archiving solution with policy-based tiering to cloud, object storage, and tape can alleviate archive data management challenges and improve the efficiency of backup storage. Read on to see how this solution can lower costs of storing more data, automate data preservation and protection, and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

Demystifying LTFS
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper examines linear tape file systems (LTFS) and highlights how they can enable written data to be read on any other application with LTFS capabilities. Read on to learn how your enterprise can more efficiently read and retrieve files with LTFS.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Quantum Corporation

Why Quantum Data Protection
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
DATA SHEET: This brief datasheet discusses how Quantum's tape libraries can meet growing storage needs in today's world of continuous data growth. Access now and discover the benefits these libraries can provide for your enterprise's data management, such as simplicity, investment protection, increased reliability, and more.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Quantum Corporation

Maximize Performance and Data Availability for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief whitepaper highlights a backup and restoration software combined with a tiered storage infrastructure that allows the use of any combination of disk, cloud, or tape for data protection. Read on to see the benefits these technologies can provide to your enterprise, including maximized data availability, faster data recovery, and more.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

2 complimentary planning guides: Modernizing data protection and DR/BC planning best practices
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Backup/data protection and DR/BC continue to be the biggest concerns for today's storage professionals. Get two complimentary guides that can help you improve your data protection and DR/BC strategy in 2015 by taking a few minutes to participate in our Backup/DR research program.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

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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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