Remote backup: What are the alternatives to tape?
What are the best three alternatives to having tapes physically collected and stored offsite? I
am not sure there are three best alternatives.
The best practice is to replicate backups to a remotely located backup device or service on a
regular basis. This practice reduces the risk in catastrophic disasters where the entire building
Short of that, regularly collecting tapes and shipping them offsite to a fireproof --
temperature controlled location is also a best practice.
This was first published in July 2006
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