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.
The Excel 1G is the first in a series of minicartridge tape backup
for users with network management responsibilities or large CAD/CAM data files.
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".
Based on the Irwin AccuTrak minicartridge tape backup
product, the EzPort tape drive can interchange data with minicartridge tape drives sold by IBM, Compaq, NCR, HP, NEC, Data General, Zenith and others.
Computerworld listed tape backup
as one of five submerging technologies, stating that "Although magnetic tape's cost per megabyte will give it a role in keeping archival records for years to come, better technologies and techniques are eroding tape's dominance for day-to-day backup and recovery tasks" (October 20, 2003, "Submerging Technologies: Five that are Sinking Fast" by Gary H.
Under the terms of this promotion, users who purchase a MaynStream SCSI-based tape backup
system ranging in capacity from 525MB to 5GB will receive MaynStream NLM, MaynStream for Windows and MaynStream for OS/2 software in addition to the standard MaynStream for DOS software at no additional cost.
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.
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.
Maynard was the logical choice to build the NT Backup Utility for Windows NT because of the popularity of the Maynard tape backup
format, the quality of Maynard's software development, and the close working relationship between our two companies," said Paul Maritz, senior vice president of Microsoft's System Division.
ExaGrid is the industry's most cost-effective disk-based backup solution and is ideal for mid-market and small enterprise companies looking to quickly eliminate the hassles of tape backup