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Update Your Safety Net

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on October 6, 2005

If you’re relying on a tape drive to back up your critical networks and servers, you should be featured on “I Love the ’80s.” Bare metal backup DPU appliances are robust, secure, and much, much faster. Fast forward and throw those tape drives in the dump where they belong!

Lonnie Helgerson
Expetec Technology Services
Aberdeen, S.D.

Reader Comments

Greg Lumpkin

October 26, 2005 8:49 AM

I agree that bare metal backup is better than tape, but not all companies have the ability to scrap existing hardware and move to a new method of archiving. Also, what happens when you need data from two years ago that is on a monthly archive tape?

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