Quantum Initiative Detects Tape Trouble Spots
What's the most annoying problem in storage management today?Whats the most annoying problem in storage management today? Im sure most of you out there have your pet peeves, but to me nothing is more frustrating than having a failed backup. Lets face it. Running tape backups is the IT managers equivalent of taking out the trash or mowing the lawn, hated tasks that must be done but are rarely enjoyable. Tapes are mechanical devices and since they are, by nature, removable storage, they are often subjected to a wide variety of environmental and physical shocks, some of which can ruin them or, at the very least, shorten their lives.
Given the fact that tape failures are far too common experiences, the prospect of backing up and failing has become an even more annoying headache for many IT managers.