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Deduplication Explained: A Quiz on Data Dedupe

Without question, data deduplication is one of the hottest technologies in data backup and data storage in the past several years, and it's critical to have a firm understanding of its basics if you're considering using it as part of your data backup strategy.

So whether you're just getting started with learning about deduplication, or you think you know everything about data dedupe, take our deduplication explained quiz.

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FeaturedVideo: Addressing Concerns About Data Backup and Restore Speed of Tape

Common criticisms about tape backup focus on moving data onto tape and then getting data off tape during a restore process. But Jon Toigo, president of Toigo Partners International, argues that in some cases, tape remains a good option to consider.

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Backup 2012: Tape, Cloud, CDP Backup and Mobile Device Encryption

Data protection should always be a priority for IT storage pros, and some of 2012's most significant events bore that out. Hurricane Sandy proved the need for keeping data backed up after flooding knocked out networks on the East Coast.

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Tape Backup and Tape Library Technology Tips

To help you stay up to date on modern tape systems, we've collected our top 10 tips on tape data backup for you. Whether you want to buy a new tape library, are thinking of moving to LTO-4, want to learn the best way to take care of your tapes, or want to how to set up a tape rotation strategy, we have it on SearchDataBackup.com.

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Tape Encryption FAQ

How can you protect your tapes once they leave your hands? Pierre Dorion, Data Center Practice Director with Long View Systems Inc., answers today's most common tape encryption questions. His answers are also available as an MP3 download.

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VideoTraditional vs. Cloud Backups for Mobile Devices

When backing up your organization's laptops and other mobile devices, the last thing you want to rely on is a bunch of USB drives, said Howard Marks, chief scientist at Networks Are Our Lives Inc. That's because thumb drives can be lost with the computers they're meant to back up.

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Tape Data Backup and Recovery Quiz

Even though storage experts have been predicting the demise of tape storage for years, tape data backup is alive and well in many organizations. Tape is frequently used for data backup and recovery, and it's also increasingly being used for long-term data archiving.

In our quiz on tape data backup, learn about the most important tape storage terms, what they mean, and why they're important.

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