Well, it depends...But haven’t modern disks overrun these advantages ?
Tapes give you a price of somewhat around $0.08/GB, looks good for a massive datastore. On the other hand - prices on drives and libraries...cheap...
Here comes the physics - tapes are easier to transport (weight) and less mechanically sensible (Ah gravity thou art a heartless ...) + more data density per volume unit.long term archiving
Can't see a reason why a tape should be clotted. The only thing I can come up with is a fire in the building so everything melts, but there can be no guaranties that the hdd will survive as well.And is it more likely that a disk don’t start spinning after 3 years in a data safe, than a tape is clotted after the same time, stored in same place ?
mike.r wrote:And, as I can see, tape backup has got no priority in Veeam software development.
please don’t get me wrong. I am not here just to crap. I use Veeam every day in a production environment and I love the features Veeam got when I backup and restore to / from disk.
But read the topics in this forum by yourself. There are some major topics, which make your product hard to use.
Example 1 (Drive cleaning)
Example 2 (Backup to Tape only last backup with reversed incremental)
Example 3 (Recovery from Tape - Needs major work)…. You think it is not so important to recover in a reasonable time from a tape ?
These are just three examples of major problems and none of them is marked as “solved with V9”.
By the way: The sometimes mentioned article “v9-robo-and-tape-backup-enterprise-enhancements” does contain only one new tape feature.
This is really everything you have done for tape users in V9 ?
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