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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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Leveraging a Unified Multi-Tiered Backup Design To Deliver a Stable Scalable Backup Infrastructure
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This DCIG report takes an in-depth look at Quantum’s DXi-Series and its ability solve today’s backup problems while putting in place a foundation for stable and sustainable growth. Access this report now to learn more.
Posted: 14 May 2010 | Published: 23 Jul 2009

Quantum Corporation

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

Presentation Transcript: Transparent Migration - Don’t get Locked in to Your Legacy Physical or Virtual Tape Library
sponsored by FalconStor Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Learn how easily you can transparently move existing tape libraries and VTLs to the market-leading FalconStor Virtual Tape Library (VTL) solution without any change to your existing data and without impacting your backup and restore operations.
Posted: 25 Aug 2010 | Published: 09 Aug 2010

FalconStor Software

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.

Making the Most of Your Data Storage Budget: NEO® 8000e Helps You Reduce Your Cost of Ownership
sponsored by Overland Storage
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Learn more about the NEO 8000e automated tape library – providing an affordable solution for enterprise-class backup and archive, and ensuring that your data is automatically protected at the lowest possible cost of ownership.
Posted: 28 Jul 2010 | Published: 28 Jul 2010

Overland Storage

Quantum DXi Solution Drives AAA Washington’s Backup Success
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
CASE STUDY: This case study examines AAA’s transition to Quantum DXi technology – both why they chose Quantum and how it was able to significantly improve their backup process.
Posted: 22 Jul 2010 | Published: 22 Jul 2010

Quantum Corporation

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.

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.

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

Leveraging a Unified Multi-Tiered Backup Design To Deliver a Stable, Scalable Backup Infrastructure
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: Enterprise organizations, now more than ever, need a holistic solution that delivers multi-tier backup within an integrated infrastructure. Read on to learn more about Quantum’s specific solutions, and decide if they may be a good fit for your organization.
Posted: 04 Jun 2010 | Published: 29 Jul 2009

Quantum Corporation

Case Study: A Major Media and Entertainment Company Enables Tape-Free Global Backups and Restores
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how a major global media and entertainment company achieved significant benefits and efficiency gains by implementing a virtual tape library solution to streamline their nightly data backup process.
Posted: 21 May 2010 | Published: 15 May 2010

IBM

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

ESG Lab Report: Quantum DXi7500 - Deduplicated Backup for the Enterprise
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: In this Lab Validation Report, ESG will test Quantum’s DXi Series of disk-based backup and replication appliances; with an in-depth look at the Dxi7500 platform.
Posted: 13 May 2010 | Published: 29 Dec 2008

Quantum Corporation

Simplifying Entry-Level Backup/Recovery — Quantum Offers New Scalability for the SMB
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
ANALYST BRIEF: In order to deal with unprecedented data growth, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) need to look into solutions tailored to their specific and changing needs. Read this analyst brief to learn SMB storage best practices, and learn about Quantum’s new additions to the SMB storage market.
Posted: 03 May 2010 | Published: 17 Dec 2009

Quantum Corporation

Securing Data Stored on Tape with Encryption
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
IT BRIEFING: Considering company data needs to be stored for longer periods of time and the high cost of a data breach; the need to encrypt data stored on tape is becoming increasingly important. Read this paper now to learn about why companies are moving in this direction, and what technologies are out there to help.
Posted: 03 May 2010 | Published: 30 Apr 2010

Quantum Corporation

The Value of iLayer Management: A Technical Brief
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
IT BRIEFING: The following paper examines Quantum’s new Scalar tape libraries with integrated iLayer management. This technology was developed to improve data backup, giving its tape libraries disk-like management features. Read this paper now to get an in-depth look at these new tools.    
Posted: 03 May 2010 | Published: 29 Apr 2010

Quantum Corporation

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

NEO® 8000 Series: Enterprise Tape Library Delivers Unrivaled Backup and Archive Capabilities
sponsored by Overland Storage
DATA SHEET: This data sheet contains technology specs for the NEO 8000 Series enterprise tape library. Access this resource now to learn more about this technology and how it offers optimal backup and archiving ability.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 27 Apr 2010

Overland Storage

NEO® E Series: Automated Tape Libraries Offer Effortless Backup and Archive Capabilities
sponsored by Overland Storage
DATA SHEET: This data sheet contains the technology specs for the NEO E Series tape libraries, and points out several ways it delivers optimal backup and archiving abilities.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 27 Apr 2010

Overland Storage

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
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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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