why tape drive as backup when hard disk is cheaper?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by peter, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. peter

    peter Guest

    I notice tape cartridges are sometimes more expensive than an IDE hard
    drive. Why not use IDE drive as backup media? Are tapes a lot more reliable
    than hard drives?
    peter, Jan 17, 2006
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  2. Removable HD would be better than tape.

    If you can't fire vault the HD, then backup to HD and then backup the backup to tape
    for off site.

    Jerold Schulman
    Windows Server MVP
    JSI, Inc.
    Jerold Schulman, Jan 17, 2006
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