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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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According to Killen, the IRS is aiming to archive all employees' e-mail electronically by the end of the year as part of a plan to move away from an antiquated approach consisting of printing and filing and using backup tapes.
In response to congressional inquiries, the IRS had said that many of her emails couldn't be recovered because of a hard drive crash and the recycling of backup tapes.
In addition, the court affirmed the holding that the developer had no duty to preserve backup tapes.
Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data.
This allows direct access to unstructured user data within backup images so it can be searched and extracted for business relevance eliminating the need touse backup tapes as an archive and supporting tapeless diskbased backups.
"Retrieving data from traditional backup tapes can take a long time to recover, and there's no guarantee that the tapes aren't corrupt," he says.
Secret Service accidentally left a pouch containing two computer backup tapes on a train in Washington's Metrorail subway system.
* Almost half (42%) still rely on the traditional approach of physically taking backup tapes or disk offsite each day;
Backup tapes are typically created at night and then shipped off-site where they will be safe from a disaster that strikes the data center.
Index Engines said its indexing technology enables high speed processing of large volumes of hard to access data through direct indexing of backup tapes and 1TB/h/node indexing of online data.
The thieves took a safe with computer backup tapes inside containing the personal information of 15,396 people registered at St Paul's Surgery in Winchester, Hampshire.
The solution includes RenewData's forensic collection, data extraction and processing of historical data and backup tapes with AXS-One's archival and indexing of all ESI.