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Streamlining Efficiency with Strategic Backup Tape Rotation Services

Backup tape rotation is a critical step in creating an effective data backup strategy. It is a system that works with digital data stored on magnetic tape. Magnetic tape has a high volume capacity and is very affordable, making it a great option for backing up individual workstations or small networks. 

Rotation minimizes the amount of media needed by reusing tape once tape retention periods expire. Our rotation services make sure that your records are backed up regularly and rotated as frequently as needed. Rotation ensures that your tapes contain up-to-date data and protects against theft and natural disasters.

Our backup tape vaulting facilities are secured with 24/7 monitoring and climate control. We make sure that your tape is handled properly and kept safe. We have a network of trusted tape rotation and vaulting providers across the country. Record Nations will connect you with local providers and storage facilities in just minutes.

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The Benefits of Backup Tape Rotation

Secure tape rotation is a useful tool for effective records management. It provides many benefits for modern businesses. Learn more about backup tape rotation services by contacting us today. Our knowledgeable representatives are happy to discuss our service options and help you select storage services that would most benefit your organization.

Security

Magnetic tape is a physical storage medium that cannot be hacked or deleted, protecting your data from common digital hazards. Our providers practice safe handling by transporting tape in locked bins with secure vehicles and documenting the chain of custody with barcode scanning. Our facilities are highly secure and include emergency retrieval services to provide quick access. 

Longevity

Magnetic tape can last more than 10 years and be reused numerous times when handled properly. It is an excellent choice for data with extended retention requirements.

Cost-Efficiency

Reusing your magnetic tape with rotation services lowers costs for bulk data storage.

Your Guide to Backup Tape Rotation and Vaulting

The Backup Tape Rotation Process

1. Inventory the type and volume of services that you require. If you are unsure, we can help you estimate!

2. Call Record Nations at (866) 385-3706 or fill out the form to get free, customized quotes on local services for backup tape rotation and vaulting.

3. Choose the service provider that best meets your needs and budget. They will pick up your tapes and transport them to a secure off-site facility.

4. Your service provider will securely maintain, monitor, and adjust your tapes regularly to ensure they are correctly backed up.

Regular Rotation and Redundancy

Regularly cycling through tapes to capture changes in data over time. Maintaining multiple copies of data to protect against data loss or corruption. Creating historical snapshots of data that allow for the restoration of data to specific points in time.

 

Protect Against Data Loss

Backup tape rotation helps organizations address various data loss scenarios, including accidental deletion, hardware failures, and cyber threats, by providing multiple recovery points and ensuring data availability. Our services ensure regulatory requirements for data retention and backup are met.

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Backup Tape Rotation FAQs

How does a backup tape rotation service work?

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1. Inventory the type and volume of services that you require. If you are unsure, we can help you estimate!

2. Call Record Nations at (866) 385-3706 or fill out the form to get free, customized quotes on local services for backup tape rotation and vaulting.

3. Choose the service provider that best meets your needs and budget. They will pick up your tapes and transport them to a secure off-site facility.

4. Your service provider will securely maintain, monitor, and adjust your tapes regularly to ensure they are correctly backed up.

How does the tape rotation schedule work?

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There are multiple options when it comes to the frequency of rotation schedules:

1. FIFO (first-in, first-out): This takes the current copy of the data and saves it over the oldest data tape.

2. Grandfather-Father-Son: The son tapes are backed up every day, the father tapes are backed up every week, and the grandfather tapes are backed up monthly.

3. Hanoi: The first set of tapes backs up every other day, the second setbacks up every fourth day, and the third setbacks up every eighth day.

How secure are the tape rotation facilities?

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Our service provider’s storage facilities come equipped with 24/7 monitoring and security, climate controls, fire suppression, and restricted access to protect your tapes from environmental and security risks. Additionally, our service providers follow all state and federal data privacy regulations.

How much do tape rotation services cost?

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The price of your tape rotation service depends on how many tapes you have, the cycle of rotation you require, and any other special requests. Your service provider will be able to give you a more accurate quote when you contact us.

How can my tapes be retrieved in case of an emergency or a data recovery scenario?

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For the most part, our service providers can provide 24/7 access and retrieval for your tapes. Most tapes can be returned within the same business day or the next business day, but most providers will offer emergency retrieval services as well.

What is the process for adding or removing tapes from the rotation?

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Your rotation plan will be periodically reviewed and adjusted based on changes in your data landscape, regulatory requirements, or other factors. Review your tapes’ retention policies to determine when the tapes can be safely removed from the rotation.

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Reach out to our team today to discuss document management solutions. We're here to explore your options and guide you to the perfect service for your needs.