There is no need to replace tape; rather, CDP should enhance the effectiveness of tape backup
for data protection and DR.
Adapted from a technology alert, Tape Backups
May Not Be Enough, by Larry Wolfe, CPA, published by the American Institute of CPAs information technology membership section.
A second disadvantage of tape backup
is the slow recovery time.
In fact, regardless of the application, may it be e-mail, a database, or home directories, tape backup
& restore solutions must measure their data loss and recovery windows in "days".
More and more industry experts agree that a solid disaster recovery plan incorporates the archival strengths of tape backup
, but then addresses the business continuance gaps with the proven technological advantages that disk-to-disk backup offers.
To achieve the expected ROI, most enterprises will find it well worth choosing Distributed Backup that replaces traditional tape backup
and integrates with ILM's unique technology for the greatest reduction in cost and complexity.
the leader in high-performance data protection solutions, today announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2006 that its award-winning S2100[R]-ES2 Virtual Tape Library (VTL) system has attained certification as fully compatible with Oracle[R] Secure Backup, tape backup
management software that delivers secure, high performance network tape backup
for Oracle Databases and file systems.
Instead, a combination of disk mirroring and tape backup
can provide a more complete protection scheme.
In a network running BrightStor ARCserve Backup, using ExaGrid in place of a tape backup
system is as easy as pointing existing backup jobs at a NAS share on the ExaGrid system.
Of course, this also means they can be easily removed by virtually any person in the organization, so companies must have a secure location and checkout process for handling their tape backup
Revinetix, a pioneer in Disk2Disk2Disk(TM) backup solutions, today announced that Del Mar College has replaced its legacy tape backup
solution with a Sentio backup appliance for the College's computer network servers, as well as critical workstations used by administrative management.
This is better than regular tape backup
, but certainly not perfect.