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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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LTO – Whitepapers, Presentations, and Webinars
sponsored by The LTO Program
MICROSITE: This online resource provides 360-degree insights in the form of whitepapers, expert presentations and webinars that reveal why tape remains a viable option for backing up your data.
Posted: 13 Jun 2013 | Published: 13 Jun 2013

The LTO Program

Best Practices for Data Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EBOOK: This interactive eBook explores best practices for data management and dives into two questions answering how are current data management programs preforming relative to best practices? And what are the implications for backup and recovery practices moving forward?
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Iron Mountain

The Clipper Group: Revisiting the Search for Long-Term Storage -- A TCO Analysis of Tape and Disk
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the findings from a recent survey that compared the relative total cost of ownership for storing archived data on tape or disk.
Posted: 28 May 2013 | Published: 13 May 2013

The LTO Program

Making The Business Value Case for Tape Technology
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EBOOK: This interactive eBook explores best practices for data management and dives into two questions answering, how are current data management programs preforming relative to best practices? And what are the implications for backup and recovery practices moving forward?
Posted: 03 May 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Iron Mountain

The Future of Backup as a Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to evaluate your protection and recovery needs and establish an effective data protection strategy that works for your company.
Posted: 09 Apr 2013 | Published: 09 Apr 2013

Iron Mountain

Tape's New Niche: Long-Term Data Retention
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: This E-Guide includes expert insight from Rich Castagna and Jon Toigo regarding tape's still-relevant role in the data center and how tape can be key for disaster recovery.
Posted: 13 Mar 2013 | Published: 13 Mar 2013

Iron Mountain

LTFS Hits the Mark in Media & Entertainment: An In-Depth Introduction to LTFS for Digital Media
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: Check out this comprehensive report to learn about the role of LTFS in digital media in 2013.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

The LTO Program

How LTFS is Keeping Tape Relevant
sponsored by The LTO Program
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive SearchDataBackup.com E-Guide to scope recent LTFS developments and learn these advances can help storage admins meet increasing infrastructure demands.
Posted: 08 Mar 2013 | Published: 08 Mar 2013

The LTO Program

GET THE FACTS: LTO Tape Reliability Saves
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: Access this one-page data sheet to get the facts on the savings you could realize with LTO tape.
Posted: 07 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

The LTO Program

Designing a redundant backup solution
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EGUIDE: Access this expert E-Guide to learn about designing a redundant backup solution and transitioning from tape to a disk backup appliance. Read on to explore the evolving case for disk-based backup.
Posted: 07 Mar 2013 | Published: 07 Mar 2013

SearchStorage.com

In Search of the Long-Term Archiving Solution — Tape Delivers Significant TCO Advantage over Disk
sponsored by The LTO Program
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the results of a TCO (total cost of ownership) study of tape vs. disk as the primary storage media for archiving. Read on to explore which medium has a significant TCO advantage over the other.
Posted: 01 Mar 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2010

The LTO Program

TechTalk Video: Analyst Jon Toigo discusses tape media today
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WEBCAST: In this exclusive video, expert Jon Toigo analyzes tape's changing role in the data center and discusses the likely future of this technology. Watch this video now to learn various options and best practices for tape encryption, and discover steps you can take to optimize the performance of this media.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Premiered: Jan 23, 2013

Iron Mountain

TechTalk Presentation Transcript: Analyst Jon Toigo discusses tape media today
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript of a Jon Toigo video, learn about tape's usefulness in areas like disaster recovery and archiving, and learn about options for tape encryption and best practices for optimizing your tape performance.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

Iron Mountain

TechTalk Podcast: Analyst Jon Toigo discusses tape media today
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: In this exclusive podcast, expert Jon Toigo provides a glimpse into the tape landscape, analyzing its changing role in the data center and what's in store for the future. Hear about options and best practices for tape encryption as well as steps you can take to optimize the performance of this media.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Premiered: Jan 24, 2013

Iron Mountain

Presentation Transcript: Why Not “Active – Archiving”
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: After a few years of waning usage, tape technology is making a comeback with archiving. Find out why by checking out this transcript of Jon Toigo's presentation on tape for active archiving.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

Iron Mountain

Presentation Transcript: Tape backup systems economical for data retention
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, find out why tape has persisted all these years and learn how you can leverage it to meet your data retention requirements.
Posted: 04 Dec 2012 | Published: 04 Dec 2012

Iron Mountain

Tape Backup Systems Economical for Data Retention
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WEBCAST: This webcast discusses the longevity of tape backup and why tape has persisted all these years. Learn how you can use it to meet your data retention requirements.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 | Premiered: Nov 19, 2012

Iron Mountain

Podcast: Tape Backup Systems Economical for Data Retention
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PODCAST: In this podcast, find out why tape has persisted all these years and learn how you can use it to meet your data retention requirements.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 | Premiered: Nov 19, 2012

Iron Mountain

Storage magazine June 2013: Archive It!
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: In the June 2013 issue of Storage magazine, our experts highlight the latest in data archiving best practices, reveal the winners of our latest Quality Awards survey for backup and recovery software, explore the challenges of mobile device backup and much more!
Posted: 07 Jun 2013 | Published: 07 Jun 2013

SearchStorage.com

Confronting Backup Challenges with Deduplication
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This resource outlines FalconStor's deduplication solution, which brings immediate cost savings to any organization that needs high-performance access to data. Also, discover the findings that made this infographic possible from your peers through the IDG Research Services survey.
Posted: 19 Apr 2013 | Published: 19 Apr 2013

FalconStor Software

Confronting the Data Backup Challenge
sponsored by FalconStor Software
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource tackles the data backup challenge for IT managers – and provides the results taken by 215 of your IT peers in an IDG Research Services survey.
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Published: 17 Apr 2013

FalconStor Software

Presentation Transcript: Overuse of disk storage systems limits efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this expert transcript, Jon Toigo elaborates on the current 'storage infrastruggle' and how implementing too many disk storage systems can add to it.
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 | Published: 16 Oct 2012

IBM

Is your storage "junk drawer" making DR inefficient?
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, Jon Toigo points out the drawbacks to a "back up everything approach" and explains how better storage resource management can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DR plans.
Posted: 20 Mar 2013 | Published: 20 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

Tape's New Niche: Long-Term Data Retention
sponsored by Iron Mountain
EGUIDE: This E-Guide includes expert insight from Rich Castagna and Jon Toigo regarding tape's still-relevant role in the data center and how tape can be key for disaster recovery.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 13 Mar 2013

Iron Mountain

E-Guide: Data Backup and Recovery Tutorial - Tape Storage
sponsored by Overland Storage
EGUIDE: This tutorial, brought to you by SearchDataBackup.com, discusses what exactly makes tape an optimal backup tool and how it should be used in modern backup environments.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 09 Aug 2010

Overland Storage
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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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