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Old 04-12-2008, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There is always a big question of having a system backup for a security purpose.System Backups is the best way to have our data even in times of memory corruption, memory loss, auto format, system crash down.All condition may make a loss of billion dollars to any banking system or what if a data base of share market.Just think you have saved your very important data in machine and suddenly your machine got crash down.Sometimes virus in your system may lead to reboot your machine to save it from major damage in that cases too data backups helps a lot to restore your important data after rebooting.
To avoid loss of our important data in such conditions data backup will help us to retrieve our important data.This is mainly done based on the importance of the data and the amount of data to be backed up.We also have to have a check for the available space to store.Some common ways to have a system backup are as follows-

a) Tapes can be used as back up storage devices.

b) Optical devices such as -i]DVD's ii]CD's
can be used too as data storage devices.

c) Flash memories (USB Drives, Portable Hard Drives) another device which can also be used for storage for the data that we need to have a backup.

d) Online services, are one another effective and hitech way to have you data backups.These are paid services provide by some sites specially working and providing such services only.For example Xdrive, allow users to upload their files to a server for safe keeping. Although it may be convenient to have the data available wherever an internet connection is available, there are a few limitations.

Tapes are now a days out dated so they can be used as a backup device but will give less space for storing.Optical devices like CD's and DVD's can also b used but they are useful when data is small amount even then there are chances of them getting corrupt by scratches. Flashes memories too have problem of less space in that case handy hard drives will prove helpful as well as they will allow us to store large amount of data too.
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Maybe I don't know. It looks like it might just be a failed attempt at a guide.
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i think it is spam, just because of the link in the sig
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Tape is used in a lot of places, in work all 5 of the servers have tape drives, all the companies that i know use it to back up there servers, lots of advantages to using it as a media for data back up, Reusable, data is secure, an the cost compared to other back up media is LOW.
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Yeah the price of tape is amazingly low.
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The only downside to proper data tapes is the prohibitive cost of of the tape drives, they can get hugely expensive for a very decent one. Tandberg data are just one example of this then again i must say that there customer services team is very on the ball. From using the TDkit to retrieve the error log an emailing it to them agreeing to replace the drive was a total of 12 hours.
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Never used tape... so far found DVD's to be sufficient. really hoping to get a 32GB flash drive for this very purpose
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Tape is more for business or for backing up mission critical files, if you want to try it out i am sure i saw a USB tape drive on dells home page for around the £100 mark or if you wish to make a expensive an worthwhile purchase get a TS400 from tandberg an a copy of back up exec just don't forget to put a tape in the drive.
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I actually had one donated to me. I can't think of the brand name for the life of me (it's back at my parents place). I used it a couple of times and was pretty surprised at the speed of them. I thought it was going to go at the same speed as... well a cassette tape . Boy was I wrong they fly!
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