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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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Expert Video: Cloud vs. Tape Backup
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VIDEO: Check out this video today for a breakdown of cloud and tape-based backups, and discover the role each should play in today's data-driven IT.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 | Premiered: 26 Apr 2012

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Backup Solutions For Today's Data Center
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EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide explores the different data backup and storage systems available, and which ones will really eat up your storage budget. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 27 Mar 2012

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E-Brief:Tape in 2012: Beyond data protection
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EBRIEF: Check out this E-Brief to learn about recent developments in the tape market that could expand the benefits of tape beyond data protection. Learn about the latest in tape technology, backup and archiving, and discover why (despite what you may have heard) tape is here to stay in today's IT realm.
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

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Tape Vaulting: What You Need to Know About Tape Backup and Archiving
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Check out this expert presentation transcript with storage industry analyst Lauren Whitehouse to learn about recent developments in tape that are keeping it relevant.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 05 Mar 2012

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Fast Track to Archived Data Access
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WHITE PAPER: Read this paper for best practices and keys to help you prepare for a compliance or audit request. Learn how an offsite partner can help improve your data protection, accessibility and recoverability, and receive 7 keys to help improve your security and backup policies. Also receive checklist of 4 keys to help you better access your information.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

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Backup Partner Criteria for Smart Partnerships
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover how an offsite storage partner can be the answer to your content security and storage challenges. Learn about the advantages associated with offsite storage, discover how to define your needs and find the best potential backup partner you can, receive 4 key questions to ask regarding storage partners and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

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Risk Management: How Vulnerable is Your Backup Media?
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper for tips to help you securely manage backup and recovery processes. Discover the importance of developing a chain of custody when it comes to data, learn how authorization and access restrictions can help keep your information secure, and receive best practices for choosing an offsite data backup/protection partner.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

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Send Your Tapes to a Better Climate
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper for a checklist of key questions to ask before choosing an offsite tape storage partner. Learn what the ideal requirements for tape storage are, discover what you should be looking for in a potential storage partner and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

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BackupCare "Lights-Out" Backup Assistance
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DATA SHEET: As IT becomes increasingly global, managing remote offices and data centers is becoming a sizable challenge for administrators and organizations with already dwindling budgets. There is, however, a solution. Check out this white paper to learn exactly what it is.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

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Overcome 5 Common Backup Challenges With Tape
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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn where tape stands today among other storage media, and discover where tape may fit into your backup infrastructure.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

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Podcast- Tape vaulting: What you need to know about tape backup and archiving
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PODCAST: If you don’t backup to tape now, is it worth starting? Or are the recent developments in tape only worthwhile for those who have already invested in the technology? Learn the answers to these questions and more by checking out this FAQ podcast featuring insight from top industry analyst Lauren Whitehouse.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Premiered: Feb 28, 2012

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E-guide: Why you should keep tape in your DR plan
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EGUIDE: Check out this guide to learn about the value of tape in a DR strategy, learn about the latest developments in tape technology and discover what purpose (if any) tape will serve in the cloud. Read on for more.
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

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Offsite Tape Vaulting: Secure, Offsite Data Backup and Quick, Reliable Recovery
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DATA SHEET: Check out this brief white paper to learn about an offsite tape vaulting service that enables your organization to quickly recover your data in the event of a disaster or unplanned downtime, and also enables you to track where your backup tapes are at all times (i.e. in transit, handling/storage, etc.). Read on to learn more.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2012

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Which Way to the Vault? Hassle-free Tape Backups
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WHITE PAPER: Loaded with a step-by-step list of how to prepare, move and keep tabs on your data, along with four best practices for moving data to an offsite vault, this resource has the information you need to ensure you're properly transporting and managing offsite tapes.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2012

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Secure Tape Vaulting Strategies for Serious Data Protection
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WHITE PAPER: Your tapes deserve the best protection possible. Ensure they get it by reading this white paper filled with best practices for keeping data safe and secure. Discover the benefits associated with data housed onsite vs. offsite, learn 3 key questions to ask regarding your existing backup strategy, discover four keys to tape success and more.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2012

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The (Business) Day After: Making a Double Rebound from Disaster
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper has today's best practices and keys to help you get back on your feet even if your backup data has been lost. Receive a backup maintenance checklist with key questions to ask regarding your backup strategies, discover common backup challenges and more. Read on to ensure you're prepared for the worst.
Posted: 28 Feb 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2012

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Best Practices: A Checklist for Backup Tapes
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WHITE PAPER: Check out these best practices to get the most out of your tape backups. Discover keys to help you define your needs and ensure future success by establishing regular testing of recovery procedures. Also included is a breakdown of tape's lifecycle to help you better understand the backup process, and tips for proper tape handling and transport.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Published: 24 Feb 2012

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Preventing Tape Backup Disaster/Failure
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EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide for today's best tape handling practices. Learn how to avoid disaster when dealing with tape backup systems, and discover keys to avoiding data loss when using tape for backup. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 | Published: 21 Feb 2012

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LTO tape technology continues to evolve with LTO 5
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EGUIDE: Read this E-Guide today to discover why tape still plays a vital role in today's data-driven IT.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

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LTO-6 Tape Drive Pre-Purchase Program
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this brief white paper to learn how you can gain access to the first available shipments of tape's upcoming LTO-6 release.
Posted: 09 Apr 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

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IDC Report: Backup and Recovery Challenges, Key Findings, and Purchasing Recommendations
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WHITE PAPER: IDC recently interviewed 10 European companies that have deployed EMC backup and recovery solutions. The purpose was to identify and quantify the resulting business value of each project, in order to calculate a cumulative ROI. Read now to learn the study's key findings.
Posted: 26 Mar 2012 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

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Clipper NotesTM: In Search of the Long-Term Archiving Solution – Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk
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WHITE PAPER: Putting to rest many of the claims that tape has passed its prime, this Clipper Note from The Clipper Group confirms that tape can be an important cost-saving storage technology for long-term archiving of big files in a tiered storage architecture.
Posted: 11 Mar 2012 | Published: 07 Jun 2011

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Lowering Storage Costs with the World's Fastest Tape Drive
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WHITE PAPER: Explosive data growth is causing storage costs to skyrocket, which is forcing IT organizations to look for more cost-effective archival and backup solutions. Oracle's StorageTek tape product family has maintained a market leadership position for many years and now includes the world's fastest and highest capacity tape drive.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

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Should it Stay or Should it Go? 10 Steps to Leveraging Data on a Tape Backup System
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover 10 steps toward developing a tape-based data retention plan for your business. Discover the importance of knowing and defining your regulatory requirements, receive three keys to maximize your backup tape investment and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

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Eguide: Tape’s Reincarnation in the Cloud
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EGUIDE: Check out this E-Guide to learn whether or not tape can play a role in cloud backup and data protection operations. Discover the changing requirements of a cloud-based infrastructure, and learn how tape technology may be on track to help administrators maintain cost-effective backups.
Posted: 21 Feb 2012 | Published: 21 Feb 2012

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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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