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  • Hypervisor snapshots get app-aware

    Brien Posey discusses why hypervisor-based snapshots can cause problems when they're applied to application servers and how application awareness can mitigate the issue.

  • The Internet of Things and backing up data

    Brien Posey discusses ways the Internet of Things will impact backing up data, including data growth and the difficulty of protecting information on nontraditional computing devices.

  • Q&A: Using tape for archiving

    SearchDataBackup managing editor Ed Hannan and ESG analyst Mark Peters discuss tape use for archiving in this Q&A.

  • Cloud data protection for endpoints

    Independent backup expert Brien Posey discusses the variety of ways data on laptops, desktops and mobile devices can be copied to the cloud today, and the pros and cons of each approach.

Tips

  • Used tape sales on the rise

    Pre-used tapes are becoming a popular and inexpensive trend among IT professionals. Become familiar with the possible risks of using used tape in your environment.

  • Virtual tape libraries: No pain, much gain

    Virtual tape libraries make the move to disk-to-disk backup or archiving much simpler, but become familiar with the advantages and disadvantages before making your move.

  • Choosing Linux backup software

    There are a number of Linux backup software products to choose from, but the decision should be based on the user''s experience level and specific business backup needs.

  • Archiving unstructured data

    Companies must find ways to automate and simplify the process of archiving files and e-mail messages. ECM software addresses this large pool of unstructured data.

  • Securing the tape custody chain

    Backup tapes are priceless and keeping them safe and protected needs to be a top priority. Here are four steps you should take to ensure your tapes reach their destination safely.

  • Compress, then encrypt tapes

    This tip explains when your data should be encrypted, and details some programs that can help you with this process.

  • Virtual tape evolves to survive

    This tip explains how virtual tape libraries (VTLs) work and what they are useful for. It also explores changes currently occuring in the VTL world.

  • Planning a centralized backup system

    This tip will help you decide if centralized backup is appropriate for your needs and offers information about the products available to you.

  • Compliance archiving tools

    This Tech Roundup discusses how compliance archiving tools are used, how they are evolving and what the competitive landscape looks like.

  • Should you archive spam?

    Sure, spam is a waste of storage space, but before you delete it, you better figure out your legal liability.

  • Pros and cons of VTLs

    VTLs aren't perfect, and this tip outlines some caveats about the technology that you need to know before implementing a VTL.

  • Tape libraries across platforms

    This tip offers practical methods that can enable a single enterprise tape environment that spans both open and legacy systems.

  • Replacing tape backup with Avamar

    With many companies looking for alternatives to tape, Ed Holmes' story is is not unique. His company recently switched from tape to Avamar for backup.

  • Troubleshoot multi-volume restores

    Learn to identify and correct the causes of several common error messages when restoring multiple tapes.

  • How to keep stored data safe

    Tapes are especially vulnerable to security breaches because they are inherently portable, often transported off site and contain everything in the enterprise's computers.

  • Big-time data protection

    Need storage that won't quit, on a barely-there budget? Look close to home.

  • The ABCs of CDP

    CDP is a relatively new genre of backup technology, and like all new technologies, it still fosters questions about its merits and pitfalls.

  • The year's best backup software

    If this year's best backup software category is any indication, when it comes to data protection, companies might do well to think small.

  • Product Roundup: Backup software

    In this product roundup, we discuss how backup software is used, how it is evolving and what the competitive landscape looks like.

  • How to architect tiered backup

    Find out how e-mail ASP Silverpop used disk-to-disk-to-tape for reliable data protection.