Tape drives and tape drive backups are expensive, time-consuming, and unreliable. Tape drives can cost from $350 to thousands of dollars (and the tapes aren’t free either). Plus, tapes are notoriously failure-prone and vulnerable to environmental degradation—and tape drive installation is expensive. Find out the other reasons why your tape backup system might not be an effective data storage and security strategy.
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fail to protect data offsite against natural disasters (fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, lightning, solar flares and earthquakes), not to mention theft, disgruntled employees and sabotage. 4. Data Security: Portable Media = Inherent Risks Where do you store your backup tapes -- a safety deposit box, a glove compartment, a purse, a night stand, or you don''t know? Is your data encrypted or even password protected? 5. Convenience: Install, Admin & Storage Demands Tape drive installation is expensive,