Up until just a few months ago, it was cheaper to just buy some random cheap disk and back up to it. VTLs were more expensive for two reasons: the existence of de-dupe and the fact that some software vendors are now charging you to back up to regular disk. Continue reading
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technologist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.