That's the most asked question when I'm doing seminars; aren't my backup tapes my archive? A user may be relying...
on tapes that way, but they're not necessarily the best solution for an archive.
Backup tapes and archives both serve useful purposes, but an archive is a way to store and search email more efficiently. As a rule, a backup tape is not an archive and should not be viewed that way.
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