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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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Once a credit union has determined a data backup plan strategy-which might include both tape backup and disk backup-three questions should be asked, the white paper said.
New online services, such as e-commerce and support service operations, have also shrunk the backup window, complicating tape backup and media management.
Tape backup software typically will keep track of the tapes, regardless of the rotation system you go with.
While successful tape backup is encouraging, the acid test is restoring the data.
As distinct from other lower capacity tape backup solutions, it contains two levels of error correction: Read-After-Write and Error Correction Coding (ECC).
Lisa Snyder-Stone, communication coordinator for the Kaiser Permanente medical group in Oakland, Calif., has used an Apple tape backup system with her Macintosh using magnetic tape cartridges that each hold up to 40 megabytes of data.
Because Kineto's existing tape backup solution was obsolescing, “Any new on-site backup solution would have to be a 'forklift' upgrade - all new hardware,” said Steve Robey, director of IT and Facilities at Kineto.
Host-based replication systems cost more than tape backup alone.
Integrity 1.4.5 is the latest version of the company's backup-and-recovery solution, providing information technology professionals with seamless management of disk and/or tape backup methodologies in a single storage environment.
For those who need more than a floppy and who are not on a network, a tape backup is a common solution.
It allows users to increase their tape backup capacity without replacing in their current 250mb QIC-80 tape drive.
Some months later the accountant adds both a tape backup unit and a scanner.