Using Automated Tape Libraries for Network Backup and Archive
Source: Spectra Logic
There has been an unprecedented increase in network storage requirements over the last five years. A solution to this requirement is automated tape libraries for network backup and archives. This paper talks about various market trends and technologies that have combined to fill server disks. It provides figures that suggest the growing difference between the amount of network storage and the resources to manage it. This paper mentions computerizing all the backup systems in the organizations as the solution to overcome network storage problems. Automating backup provides networks with labor savings, freedom from human intervention and error, and peace of mind. This paper points out that the final part of network-wide or enterprise-wide backup strategy is to regularly establish that all files are backed up regularly and that backup procedures are habitually tested. Irregular tests that restore a directory or filesystem can pay big bonuses when the pressure is on. A fire drill can show flaws in strategy and systems before off-line data is on the line. This paper talks about network storage backup systems that are required for organizations with increased automation and computer usage. This is because network storage backup systems use a lot of machines, tasks, and applications. It is suitable for data intensive applications including CAD/CAM, imaging, scanning, and DTP. Network backup is also used to bring tasks and data from mainframes to LAN's especially for commercial database applications.