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Tape Backup

tape backup

In industry terms, tape backup is a process of copying electronic data from a storage device, such as a computer's hard drive, to a tape cartridge device. This security measure ensures that the data is not lost in the event of an equipment failure or disaster. Tape backup can be achieved manually or programmed to occur automatically.



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