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Tape backup for file preservation

Howard Falk (135 Watchung Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, USA)

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 June 1991


New developments in tape backup include the use of Digital Audio Tape (DAT) and data compression techniques but, before we take a look at these new features — and some of the available tape units that make use of them — a discussion of tape backup itself seems appropriate. Readers who are thoroughly familiar with tape backup can skip directly to the paragraph headed ‘Data compression for low cost units’.


Falk, H. (1991), "Tape backup for file preservation", The Electronic Library, Vol. 9 No. 6, pp. 344-347.




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