Using tape as a backup target
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Full Name: Jørgen Staun

How to protect tapes against ransomware etc..??

Post by staun » 1 person likes this post

We are trying to secure our backup infrastructure even more than today. Attended the online Veeam seminar about things not to do a couple of days ago and I can relate to a few of them

My question is what do you do regarding protecting your tape-library from being wiped if your backup infrastructure is compromised. I am thinking of worst case, where an attack wipe the tapes in the library. I regular export our tapes to a safe (when they are full), but there are always about 100 tapes in the library, so I am not quite sure my exported tapes are any worth if they need any of the online tapes that might have been wiped.

Do you guys have a plan in case your tape library gets wiped and how/ what do you export to complete offline?

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Full Name: Rick Vanover
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Re: How to protect tapes against ransomware etc..??

Post by Rick.Vanover » 1 person likes this post

Hi Staun, thanks for attending the session last week.

One technique is WORM media, which we now support. Couple that with keeping the most recent restore points on that media. May be a nice trick?

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