Dedupe to tape is definitely crazy. But is it crazy good or crazy bad? I spent two days in (lovely?) Oceanport, New Jersey surrounded by a bunch of CommVault Kool-Aid drinking, Frank Slootman hated, but seriously technical people that knew their product very well. Over those two days, I had every question I had about CommVault answered, and one of the questions was: “Why the heck would you want to dedupe to tape?”
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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.