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Magnetic tape backup advantages

When looking at any subject, you always want to sum up the pros and cons, make a list of the advantages and disadvantages, and magnetic tape backup and storage is no different.

Why should you back up your magnetic tape data? 

Firstly, the main reason to back up your magnetic tapes are for protection. What would happen to all your valuable information of the premises where they are stored gets flooded, or burns down? What would happen if they were stolen? What if your magnetic tapes simply perished because of a dramatic change in temperature? 

At Restore, we offer storage that includes a secured entry system that is monitored 24 hours a day and CCTV also monitored 24 hours a day. In addition to this, we have a fully compliant fire suppression system which is monitored 24 hours a day alongside temperature and humidity control. 

Secondly, the amount of data stored on magnetic tape is huge, and so a bundle of tapes sees multiple records that needs storing safely. 

Thirdly, you need to be able to find things quickly, and with volume this can become challenging. 

At Restore we hold your computer tapes, CD's and DVD's off-site in secured locations, and use a bar coded asset tracking system giving you full online control of deliveries and collections. 

Additionally, if you need access on a regular basis, we can provide guidance on installing software that helps you manage your data from your desktop or mobile device. 

Finally, once you have the system in place, there is no limit to the data that can be stored. You can increase as your business grows and so the system is flexible and scalable. 

To summarise, the advantages or magnetic tape backup are: 

Secure - Protection from flood, fire and theft. 

Safe - Protection from temperature and humidity. 

Cost effective – no man hours spent backing things up or expensive hardware to install.

Flexible – no limit on data, easy to access, fully controlled by you. 

For more information on Restores Magnetic Tape Backup service, or our Magnetic Tape Storage service, please click the links.