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The availability of testing and training backup software

I'm a technical consultant at a distributor in Austria and I'm looking for a piece of software. I don't know whether software even exists for intensive testing and training for backup software (BackupExec, Legato, etc.). It would be great to SIMULATE a tape library with software. Big libraries with several tape drives are not willingly given to us for testing equipment so we have no chance to learn what the software does with a library.

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There are such products (e.g. Alacritus) but I don't think they're generally available yet and if they are, they would cost as much if not more than the tape library. If you ask me this question in six months or so, the answer will be very different.

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This was first published in May 2003

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