Tape may be cheap, but disk is better for backups (Restore it All Podcast #67)

I do apologize for the delay in posting this.  I was a poll worker in San Diego for the last six days!

This podcast isn’t a rebuttal to last week’s podcast, but it might seem that way. Last week we talked about the advantages of tape for very long-term retention (e.g. 10 years), one of which is a significant cost advantage. This week we will discuss how backup, recovery, and disaster recovery are very different use cases, and why disk and cloud is a much more appropriate place for that use case. Joining us to discuss this topic is Druva’s CTO, Stephen Manley, who has spent many years at companies that use disk for this purpose.

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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 Technical Evangelist 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.