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This article is part of our Essential Guide: Why a tape backup system is still a good storage option

What do you know about tape backup technology and archiving?

Tape backups are nothing new, but the technology has surprising staying power. Take this quiz to see how much you really know about this storage staple.

Tape is a storage standby, and while there may be debates about how much life it has left, tape is still around. Just what is it about tape backup technology that has kept it relevant for so long? There are a number of possible factors. Tape backups are a reliable form of data protection and are even found in other areas of storage you might not expect.

Whether you're a tape backup technology expert or just discovering that a tape library doesn't actually contain books, take the quiz below to test, refresh or strengthen your knowledge. 

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This was last published in August 2016

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