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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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Podcast: Best practices for reusing data backup tapes
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: Listen to this podcast with W. Curtis Preston to find out what vendors really mean when they quote a tape age, learn about how to decide when a tape is ready to be discarded and get the scoop on what jargon really translates to in practical terms.
Posted: 16 Aug 2012 | Premiered: Aug 10, 2012

Iron Mountain

Presentation Transcript: Cloud vs. Tape Backup
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Get Jon Toigo's take on cloud vs. tape backup in this presentation transcript.
Posted: 04 Jun 2012 | Published: 04 Jun 2012

Iron Mountain

Expert Podcast: Cloud vs. Tape Backup
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PODCAST: Check out this podcast to learn the basics of cloud and tape backup from Jon Toigo, CEO and Managing Principal, Toigo Partners International - and how these 2 storage mediums aren't necessarily interchangeable.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Premiered: May 21, 2012

Iron Mountain

E-Guide: The birth of Tape NAS
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EGUIDE: This expert resource explains how tape NAS allows you to utilize LTFS for file access.
Posted: 09 May 2012 | Published: 09 May 2012

Iron Mountain

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

Iron Mountain

Backup Solutions For Today's Data Center
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
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

SearchStorage.com

E-Brief:Tape in 2012: Beyond data protection
sponsored by Iron Mountain
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

Iron Mountain

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

Iron Mountain

Fast Track to Archived Data Access
sponsored by Iron Mountain
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

Iron Mountain

Backup Partner Criteria for Smart Partnerships
sponsored by Iron Mountain
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

Iron Mountain

Risk Management: How Vulnerable is Your Backup Media?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
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

Iron Mountain

Send Your Tapes to a Better Climate
sponsored by Iron Mountain
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

Iron Mountain

BackupCare "Lights-Out" Backup Assistance
sponsored by Iron Mountain
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

Iron Mountain

5 Key Steps for Moving Away From Tape Backup
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this 5-step guide to making the transition from tape to disk with dedupe backups. Read on to explore the drawbacks of tape backup and to learn the key functional requirements of a disk backup system with deduplication.
Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | Published: 13 Aug 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

5 Key Backup Features to Ensure a Successful Backup Redesign
sponsored by Idera
WHITE PAPER: Learn the 5 key features every backup software must offer to ensure your backup redesign is a success.
Posted: 13 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

Idera

SMB Online Backup Checklist
sponsored by VaultLogix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper walks you through building an online backup checklist. Learn how to match a solution to your needs and uncover key considerations to include in your backup strategy, and see if cloud storage is a viable option for your business' data backup requirements.
Posted: 11 Jul 2012 | Published: 11 Jul 2012

VaultLogix

Tape Storage Systems Continue to Evolve with Long-Term Data Archiving Functionality
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
EGUIDE: This tutorial will cover the latest developments in tape storage systems and review the major differences between backup software vs. archiving software. The benefits of tape storage systems, including long-term data archiving will also be discussed.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 17 May 2012

Spectra Logic Corporation

Case Study: West Jefferson Medical Center Rearchitects Its Data Protection Infrastructure with NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup
sponsored by Syncsort
CASE STUDY: This buyer case study presents a medical center's deployment and use of NetApp Syncsort Integrated Backup.
Posted: 08 May 2012 | Published: 08 May 2012

Syncsort

Transitioning from Tape to a Disk Backup Appliance
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This SearchStorage.com E-Guide is here to help you make the transition from tape to disk as smooth as possible. Read on as backup expert Brien Posey offers insight into the 7 steps that you need to follow in order to have a fast, stress-free transition.
Posted: 04 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

EMC Corporation

LTO tape technology continues to evolve with LTO 5
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
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

Spectra Logic Corporation

LTO-6 Tape Drive Pre-Purchase Program
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
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

Spectra Logic Corporation

IDC Report: Backup and Recovery Challenges, Key Findings, and Purchasing Recommendations
sponsored by EMC Corporation
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

EMC Corporation

Clipper NotesTM: In Search of the Long-Term Archiving Solution – Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
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

Oracle Corporation

Lowering Storage Costs with the World's Fastest Tape Drive
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
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

Oracle Corporation

Should it Stay or Should it Go? 10 Steps to Leveraging Data on a Tape Backup System
sponsored by Iron Mountain
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

Iron Mountain
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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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