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Old 06-22-2009, 03:43 PM
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As for me backup on a tape drive is an atavisme)
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Old 11-02-2010, 02:34 AM
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Used in conjunction with some smart software (such as IBM's TSM) tapes are ridiculously valuable. When you're dealing with data that you have to retain for 7 years due to legislation, tapes all of a sudden become very attractive as once written too they can be stored without the need for power or the such.
tapes are cheap, effective, and reliable.. they give us a lower dollar/GB then disk will in the forseeable future.
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Try changing the command default of the INZTAP command to CTGTYPE. We had a similar problem with and LTO5 tape drive, but the user were using LTO4 tapes quarter the price, and the system still fit on one tape.


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Old 09-12-2011, 07:39 PM
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Used in conjunction with some smart software (such as IBM's TSM) tapes are ridiculously valuable. When you're dealing with data that you have to retain for 7 years due to legislation, tapes all of a sudden become very attractive as once written too they can be stored without the need for power or the such.
I have never given this issue much thought, but you bring up an interesting point that the average person might not realize....long term storage without the need for power. This is an important consideration if your company is looking to become more environmentally responsible with energy consumption and ways to cut back. It would be interesting to investigate further.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:20 PM
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Most companies, including mine, no longer rely on tape drives. But we are also able to keep concrete copies as needed. We back everything up on TB drives and then keep one for ourselves and send one to a partner office. They do the same, in case we need to revert to a backup or something crazy happens at our office, such as a fire or flood.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:00 PM
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wait a min..are you telling me that companies use up terabytes of memory everyday??and all of them are stored on disk drives and in case we are looking for specific backup files,we have to search thru the whole lot just like trying to locate a book in a library?
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