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man... Haha i thought the advertising agency i worked at only used these XD.
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post #32 of 61
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Originally Posted by Scorpii View Post
But, I've read reports saying that tape isn't all that reliable (e.g. Gartner reporting 10-50% of restores from backup fail, depending on how old the backup is). In fact, reading this article it seems tape isn't all that great in a number of ways, and it's not necessarily the best option any more.

Quite interesting read, not sure how accurate it is, but they seem to cite enough studies to make it reasonable.

And also from what I've read elsewhere, tape doesn't seem to be much faster than mechanical hard drives any more, and definitely not 'orders of magnitude'. If my Samsung F3 gets, what, 120MB/s approx sequential read, tapes don't get 1.2GB/s, or 12GB/s sequential read, right? Or were you just saying orders of magnitude as a hyperbole
I don't know how accurate the article is. But for sequential reads of uncompressed data a tape can hit as much as 1GB/s.
post #33 of 61
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Nice save on their part. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to find the right tapes. I can picture their warehouse being extremely neat and organized though.
It shouldn't be difficult; they just Google it.
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^ Lol
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post #35 of 61
Wait wait wait wait.

So do you pay for this service? I mean it seems a bit wasteful to back up every e-mail ever sent via gmail doesn't it? Or is it just ones that people have saved to a different folder other than their inbox. And what if I wanted something deleted? I'm sorry it doesn't make sense to back up oh i dunno... a trillion e-mails to me at all. And how long have they been doing this? How much space do these babies take up? Filling them will only have to happen faster. Its not like people will be e-mailing less now!

This article leaves so many questions unanswered. My best guess is back up to a year of data and overwrite.
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I want a tape drive so I can claim Hipster Status with my computer.
"Hard Drives are so mainstream...Im using tech from decades ago, you probably dont know about it..."
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Having used backup tapes for many years...

that had to be one LOUD day at the office.
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Originally Posted by Iroh View Post
Having used backup tapes for many years...

that had to be one LOUD day at the office.
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I am actually alittle concerned about this, many emails are sensitive and personal and they are backing them up on tape drives?
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I am actually alittle concerned about this, many emails are sensitive and personal and they are backing them up on tape drives?
A few people have mentioned this. Do you all REALLY thing they're backing them up unencrypted? They're also likely stored in a very secure location - probably similar to the place where the servers that are processing your email reside.
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