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Remote backup: What are the alternatives to tape?

Archiving expert Bill Tolson offers advice to a reader looking for alternatives to shipping tape offsite, including a graphical representation of the remote replication backup process.

What are the best three alternatives to having tapes physically collected and stored offsite?
I am not sure there are three best alternatives.

The best practice is to replicate backups to a remotely located backup device or service on a regular basis. This practice reduces the risk in catastrophic disasters where the entire building is lost.

Short of that, regularly collecting tapes and shipping them offsite to a fireproof -- temperature controlled location is also a best practice.

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