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4 Tips for Successful Database Migration

Migrating data from one database to another can be beneficial for a number of reasons. The new database might offer enhanced security, better performance, or more scalability — and if…

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Planning Tape Data Migration: 5 Key Factors for Success

Data tape migration isn’t an everyday process, but it’s a crucial undertaking when upgrading to new backup software or switching to a new format. Moving terabytes of data requires extensive…

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Email Retention and Litigation: How Backup Tapes Create Issues for Attorneys

In litigation, relevant communications are invaluable evidence, and emails frequently play key roles in court decisions and settlements. Many organizations are required by law to retain all emails for a…

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Ransomware Attacks and Tape Backups: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

The rise of ransomware has highlighted the need for air-gapped backups, and data tapes have become the most popular tools for fighting back. The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security…

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Fujifilm Introduces 45TB LTO-9 Tape, A Landmark in Air-Gapped Storage

On Sept. 7, 2021, Fujifilm Recording Media USA officially announced the launch — and crucially, the availability — of the Fujifilm LTO Ultrium 9 data cartridge. The LTO-9 format is…

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LTO-9 is Fully Backward-Compatible with LTO-8

Fujifilm has announced its first data tape cartridge using the specifications of the Linear Tape Open (LTO) Ultrium 9 specifications. LTO-9 tapes offer a 50% improved capacity over the previous…

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Migrating Legacy Tapes to New Backup Software: Factors to Consider

Maintaining a legacy archive can be expensive and inefficient, especially when legacy tapes use outdated backup software. Nevertheless, many enterprises retain their legacy systems for years — or even decades…

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What Law Firms Should Know When Accessing Data Tape Cartridges

What Law Firms Should Know When Accessing Data Tape Cartridges

Data tape restoration can be challenging, particularly when the data is pertinent to a legal action. That’s true for both archival data migration projects (backups retained by a law firm…

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Reducing the Cost of Data Tape Restoration in Litigation Response

Reducing the Cost of Data Tape Restoration in Litigation Response

Backup tapes are commonly targeted during electronic discovery, but without proper methodology, tape restoration can be expensive and burdensome. Law firms have an obligation to limit costs, and an experienced…

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Shredding Data Tape Cartridges Puts Security at Risk

Shredding Data Tape Cartridges Puts Security at Risk

Protecting sensitive data isn’t always easy. Shredding is one of the most popular methods of data sanitization for tape cartridges, and on its surface, it seems like an appropriate choice…

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