Backup Tape


  • Tape devices that transfer active data to inactive data, intended for use in data restoration. Backup tapes typically use data compression, which makes restoration time-consuming and expensive, especially given the lack of uniform standards governing data compression.
  • Backup or disaster recovery tapes are portable media used to store data that is not presently in use by an organization to free up space but still allow for disaster recovery.
  • Tape media used to back up data.
  • One of various types of magnetic recording tapes that are used to save a snapshot of the current state of a file system. Backup tapes are designed to be able to restore the content of a file system if it should become corrupted.


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  2. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Terms
  3. RenewData, Glossary (10/5/2005).
  4. Vinson & Elkins LLP Practice Support, EDD Glossary.
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