Native Backup to Tape
Tape is a great form of media for backups due to its low cost, and high resistance to physical and electronic damage, as well as its ease of storage and transportability. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can easily manage your tape backups. The solution enables end-to-end tape management, allows for fast recovery of data, and supports the creation of media pools across different tape libraries.
Key Features at a Glance
- Support for LTO3 and later tape libraries
- Support for AWS Virtual Tape Library (VTL)
- Incremental and full backup copy to tape
- End-to-end tape backup/cartridge management
- Policy-based backup copy to tape
- Software- and hardware-based compression
- Fast and easy recovery on demand
Backup Copy to Tape
NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to perform both full and incremental backup copy to tape. The latter can help save space on your tape cartridges and offload the production environment. You can also send only full backups to tape if your organization’s data protection requirements dictate this.
Tape Backup Management
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is a single pane of glass for tape backup management across multiple devices and locations. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can easily search, filter, and browse backups stored on tapes, identify tape cartridges you need to use to restore a machine, and get their location.
Tape Device Management
If you have multiple tape libraries or tape drives, NAKIVO Backup & Replication can become a single point of tape management. You can view the list and status of all your devices on one screen, drill down to see information about the device, its state, loaded cartridges, etc.
Tape Cartridge Management
NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to efficiently manage tape cartridges. You can browse, search, and filter tape cartridges, view their contents, status, set location, etc. Cartridges can also be grouped in global media pools, which can be used as a target for policy-based backup.
Automate Backup to Tape
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can fully automate your backup operations using Policy-Based Data Protection. This functionality allows you to set up policies that regularly scan your entire infrastructure and automatically write to tape the backups that match specific policy rules. These rules may be based on different criteria such as backup name and backup location.
Reduce Space Consumption on Tape Cartridges
The solution can automatically skip swap files and partitions, reducing the required storage space and improving backup speed. Data can also be compressed on the software or hardware side to further decrease the required space on tape cartridges. The compression level can be set to Fast, Medium, or Best, according to your needs and space restrictions.
Schedule Your Backup to Tape Jobs
NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows you to automate your backup to tape processes with a flexible scheduling system. You can set one or even several schedules to start backup to tape workflows at specific times or right after the initial backup job is complete. By using Calendar Dashboard, you can get a birds-eye view of all your data protection activities, such as past, running, and future jobs. You can edit the scheduling directly from Calendar Dashboard at any time.
Organize Tape Cartridges into Media Pools
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can organize discovered tape cartridges into media pools for specific business needs. The newly-added tape cartridges can then be automatically added to the created media pool. This feature can further improve the management of your tape backups as you can set a specific media pool to be the target of your backup workflows.
Benefit from High Flexibility
NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports LTO tape libraries, and standalone LTO tape drives, as well as AWS Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with the latter allowing companies that do not use physical tape drives or libraries to benefit from the backup to tape functionality. AWS VTL is also HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) eligible, providing compliance when using the AWS virtual solution instead of a physical tape library. NAKIVO Backup & Replication has got you covered regardless of the approach you use in your infrastructure.
Allocate Bandwidth Wisely
Advanced Bandwidth Throttling can help regulate bandwidth usage during backup to tape operations. This feature allows you to set global rules to limit the speed of your backup workflows, preventing the slowdown of business processes during backup. These rules can also be set on a per-job basis for more granular control over the speed of your workflows.
Save Costs on Data Protection
NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an all-in-one data protection solution and can become a single point of control for all your data protection activities, including backup to tape. With our integrated solution, you can satisfy your data protection needs while saving costs, time, and effort in addition to reducing the complexity of data protection management.
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