Managing Legacy Backups
architectingIT, October 2nd, 2019
October 2, 2019,
Volume 259, Issue 1

Many times in my career I've been faced with managing legacy secondary storage media. By this, I generally mean tapes, but equally, we see backup data being stored on removable drives or file servers too

"One of the biggest challenges in data protection has been to build a plan to deal with legacy media. Data ingest and recovery from old tapes is notoriously hard and expensive. So how can enterprises avoid the problem while dealing with that legacy of old storage?...

Secondary data has a very different usage profile to production or primary data. Where primary data represents the content actively being used by the business, secondary data can be short term backups, archive data or unstructured content that's being retained for some theoretical future value. In this discussion, we'll focus just on the backup portion..."

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