Backup Tape

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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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The contract includes hardware equipment as follows: servers, switches, SAN, rack, UPS, back-up tape, power electrical generator, multiplier, tablet PCs, digital photo cameras.
And with more high-profile failures emerging - such as Citigroup misplacing 4 million customers' financial data when it lost a back-up tape in May 2005 - there is little to suggest that success rates are rising.
"What disaster recovery and business continuity does is ensure information is available to you when you need to retrieve it whether it is on a server or a back-up tape or off site.
Director Kevin Wheeler said: 'We have seen firms who change back-up tapes every day, but nobody has tested that they can actually restore files from them.