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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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Tutorial: Off-site Tape Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: In this tutorial on off-site tape storage, learn about the best way to store and recover your tape storage, off-site tape storage best practices, tape vaulting, tape backup alternatives and options like cloud backup.
Posted: 05 Aug 2011 | Published: 05 Aug 2011

Iron Mountain

E-Guide: Three Ways to Reduce Backup Windows on a Budget
sponsored by Acronis NEMEA
EGUIDE: One of the biggest problems plaguing backup administrators is the volume of data that must be backed up each night is steadily increasing, but the amount of time allotted for the nightly backup remains constant. There are better ways- Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 Aug 2011 | Published: 03 Aug 2011

Acronis NEMEA

Disaster Recovery Services FAQ for Resellers
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this SearchStorageChannel.com FAQ Guide on disaster recovery services, ESG analyst Bob Laliberte discusses several important disaster recovery trends - including greater use of virtual tape libraries and disk-based backups - and the impact these trends will have on resellers and service providers.
Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Tape Vaulting: Best Practices to Consider for Offsite Tape Storage
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript of a podcast, David Chapa, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, discusses some best practices for tape vaulting. Find out the costs of tape vaulting services, how offsite tape storage costs are determined, how to negotiate your SLAs, and whether or not you should encrypt your tapes before you ship them offsite.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

Iron Mountain

E-Guide: Best Practices to Avoiding Tape Backup Problems
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: This guide will explore tape backup opportunities and how to prevent tape backup disasters. Download to learn why tape is still a big part of backup operations and how, as a tape user, you can go about preventing future tape issues.
Posted: 26 May 2011 | Published: 26 May 2011

Iron Mountain

IBM Linear Tape File System
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: Built on the Linear Tape-Open (LTO) Ultrium 5 format standard, IBM Linear Tape File System provides a direct, intuitive, graphical access to data stored in IBM tape drives and libraries using LTO generation 5 tape cartridges. This eliminates the need for additional tape management software to access data.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

IBM

IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: The IBM System Storage TS3500 Tape Library is designed to provide a highly scalable, automated tape library for mainframe and open systems backup and archive in midrange to enterprise environments.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

IBM

IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 Family
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: IBM Virtualization Engine TS7700 is a virtual-tape solution designed to optimize tape processing. With one solution, the implementation of a fully integrated tiered storage hierarchy of disk and tape takes advantage of the benefits of both technologies to enhance performance and provide the capacity needed for today’s tape processing requirements.
Posted: 11 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

IBM

IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive
sponsored by IBM
MICROSITE: Marketplace and customer demands require applications that rely on high capacity, fast access to data and/or long-term data retention. The IBM System Storage TS1140 Tape Drive features storage capabilities to help you establish easy, rapid access to data, better security, long-term retention and data governance and regulatory compliance.
Posted: 10 May 2011 | Published: 10 May 2011

IBM

Boundless Storage Capacity and Performance for Media Applications
sponsored by HP and Quantum
DATA SHEET: Content creation and aggregation companies need a solution that cost-effectively stores and protects digital assets while ensuring easy and reliable access to files for future reuse, as well as the ability to scale primary and archival storage as growth warrants. Check out this white paper to see how HP Media Storage Solution can reduce costs...
Posted: 02 May 2011 | Published: 02 May 2011

HP and Quantum

Consolidate Storage Infrastructure and Create 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: 25 Apr 2011 | Published: 25 Apr 2011

Oracle Corporation

International Commercial Law Firm Bird & Bird Chooses ExaGrid to Deliver Its Backup Systems
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
CASE STUDY: This case study from ExaGrid Systems, Inc., takes a look at how international commercial law firm Bird & Bird chose to implement a backup solution from ExaGrid. Read on to learn more about the advantages inherent in a backup solution from ExaGrid.
Posted: 19 Apr 2011 | Published: 19 Apr 2011

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

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: 18 Mar 2011 | Published: 10 Mar 2011

Oracle Corporation

Information Management: The First Step in the Right Direction
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper from Symantec Corporation takes an in-depth look into some of the information management strategies companies are using today, and the inefficiencies inherent in them. Read on to learn more about what your company can accomplish in the data center through e-discovery events.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

Symantec Corporation

Tape storage systems continue to evolve with long-term data archiving functionality
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this tutorial, learn about the latest developments on tape storage systems, LTO-5 and LTFS, the differences between backup software vs. archiving software, and and how tape is evolving into a long-term data archiving medium.
Posted: 03 Mar 2011 | Published: 03 Mar 2011

Quantum Corporation

Spectra Libraries with BlueScale Encryption
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Spectra Logic offers the only truly integrated encryption option for data backed up to tape and other removable media: BlueScale Encryption. Continue reading to learn how encryption and key management is easy to implement with Spectra T-Series libraries.
Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 02 Mar 2011

Spectra Logic Corporation

E-Zine: Storage Magazine 2010 Tape Library Quality Awards
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
EZINE: Spectra Logic tops both the mid-range and enterprise tape library categories in the latest Storage magazine/ SearchStorage.com Quality Awards service and reliability survey.
Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

Spectra Logic Corporation

Manage Data Growth Even Better with Spectra T-Series and LTO-5
sponsored by Spectra Logic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of size, most organizations face the same data management challenge—efficiently and cost-effectively protecting and managing ever-growing data. Spectra T-Series with LTO-5 offers exclusive data management and efficiencies for small businesses through to the largest Enterprises.
Posted: 02 Mar 2011 | Published: 02 Mar 2011

Spectra Logic Corporation

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

Presentation Download: Advanced Backup School
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This Advanced Backup School seminar presentation is guaranteed to provide you with time-tested advice and techniques that will make backup easier. Renowned backup guru W. Curtis Preston will review the basics – but will also be going into in-depth detail on the newest issues, technologies, and solutions surrounding backup.
Posted: 26 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 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

Presentation Transcript: EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions - Backup to the Future
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read transcript as it provides specific examples of backup and recovery solutions at the forefront of next-generation data protection. Discover industry-leading deduplication storage systems and software and how it enables organizations of all sizes to transform the way they protect and manage their information.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

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.

DXi8500 Enterprise Powerful, Flexible Disk Backup Solution Leveraging Data Deduplication
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
DATA SHEET: The DXi8500 is designed to anchor an Enterprise-wide data protection strategy that unifies disk, tape, and replication under common management. Check out this data sheet to learn how the DXi8500 can benefit your enterprise.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

Quantum Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Overcoming the Challenges with Tape Backup
sponsored by ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Bill Hobbib, Vice President of marketing at ExaGrid systems, will discuss the typical issues in backup and rapidly give you just a quick overview of what ExaGrid does before moving on to customer case studies. Continue reading to learn five tips for faster more reliable backups.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
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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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