Disk-to-disk backup is increasingly being implemented as an alternative to tape-based backup operations. Backup to disk provides a significant performance advantage over tape, which can greatly reduce your backup window.
Disk backup better performance than tape-based backup, allowing for speedier recovery and/or access time, because of the nature of disk versus tape. Disk writes data randomly, while tape data is stored sequentially. Using disk backups, you can also perform concurrent backup sessions with minimal loss of performance.
Disk-to-disk backup has traditionally been expensive, but with the appearance of low-cost ATA and Serial ATA (SATA) disk, a disk-based backup solution is quickly becoming affordable.
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Disk-to-disk backup operations also usually require additional software, like Virtual Tape Library (VTL), to efficiently manage and deploy a disk-to-disk backup solution.