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The Importance Of Tape Backup

Posted On 2007-06-18 by FortyPoundHead
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Youíve heard about them but your still not really sure what they are.

Well in computer terms a tape backup will offer you the ability to copy the data on your hard drive to a tape cartridge device. This is so important, probably even the most important thing that you can do, especially if you own a business. What would you do if your computer ever crashed? Have you even thought of it. Backing up your computer will allow you to have all of your information stored on these tape cartridges.

These tape backup devices have the ability to back up large amounts of data. There are different devices that you would by depending on how much data you have to backup. So you would need to look at the tape devices that are capable of supporting the amount of data that you have, whether itís large or small. There are many bundled packages that you can choose from and they usually have the software included with it.

A few years ago tape backups were the best method of backing up your data, but with all of the technology today there are now they are not the most suitable way to protect your data Ė a remote server, mirror sites, second hard drive, and many others. There are many online services that will store your data for a monthly fee, if you have a large amount of data then this may cost you a pretty penny. You can store your data on your website server and it would cost you less than using a service.

Tape backups are generally the least expensive way to backup your data, but if losing the data can potentially destroy your business then you should begin looking into another means of protecting your valuable information.

If you already are using tape backups as your means of protecting your data then you should be using another method along with the tapes. If you have a website already for your business then you should put your data up there in itís own file. If you are worried about somebody finding it up there then you can have it password protected. You can have your web designer do it if you do not know how too.

With all of the different product reviews on the internet you can figure out which product would be the best to suit all of your needs.


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