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Why use tape to back up databases?
We stopped using tape in 2004 when our tape drive failed. It was then that we found it was obsolete so there we were with a load of backup tapes and unable to read any of them. We may have been able to buy a secondhand tape drive but with tape formats changing frequently, we made the decision to back up to removable hard drives, a decision we've never regretted. Hard drives are fast, capacious and cheap with a standard interface, so why use a medium which is fragile, expensive, slow and continually changing standards? I fail to see why anyone would use tape today.