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Backup Tape

A hard drive with memory space available to save extra copies of computer data. That is, a backup tape is where one stores data in case the original data is lost. Having backup tape is especially important if one keeps a great deal of information for one's company on a computer. Businesses commonly use backup tape to keep their computer information in more than one place.
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Make sure that with the backup tapes kept onsite, they're stored in a stable environment, without exposure to extremes in temperature, humidity or electro-magnetism.
Usually the backup tapes are recycled or reused on some kind of a schedule.
For DWP, the system improves data integrity, increases system efficiency and decreases employee time spent on maintaining backup tapes.
The new rules have given companies the impetus to document all of the backup tapes they have amassed over time and provide a paper trail for whether or not they preserve each one," said Bob Gomes, CEO for RenewData.
Old messages are becoming increasingly important for corporations, as many companies have faced requirements during the past few years to search through backup tapes to recover old e-mails in response to a request from the legal department, human resources department or another division within the enterprise.
In so doing, she developed a test for determining the appropriateness of cost-shifting, taking into account prior authority such as the Rules of Civil Procedure and prior case doctrine, and ordered data sampling to be done in order to determine the potential relevance of e-mails located on backup tapes (Zubulake I).
Index Engines technology is changing the way businesses are managing data on backup tapes.
Many companies are still searching for solutions that balance the inherent conflict between the need to protect private information on backup tapes and the requirements for ensuring their business can recover in the event of a disaster.
System backup tapes, which are small, portable, and typically stored outside the data center for off-site disaster recovery purposes, may be susceptible to unauthorized access, data theft, misplacement, or corruption.
Should the defendant, UBS Warburg, be required to bear the entire cost of going through an e-mail system, optical disks containing e-mail databases required by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and 94 backup tapes looking for responsive e-mail, or should the plaintiff share in the cost?
This new process begins with a comprehensive and automated on-site auditing process, continues with an on-site degaussing of the backup tapes, and ends with complete destruction through incineration in an environmentally compliant manner.
While most of these cases involved malicious, online identity theft, some of the events were due to the accidental loss of computer backup tapes.