Tape Backup Software

What Does Tape Backup Software Mean?

Tape backup software provides data and application backup on tape drives or a tape drive’s base storage infrastructure.


It enables the automation of backup and archiving processes from a local network/system to a tape backup storage infrastructure.

Techopedia Explains Tape Backup Software

Tape backup software can back up data from computer and server drives as well as operating systems and applications. It is usually installed on a backup server or on the key central server.

Tape backup software provides administrators with:

  • Automating and scheduling data backup processes
  • Insight, statistics and logs into successful and unsuccessful data backup processes
  • Central interface to create, manage and monitor backup processes
  • Restoration of data from the tape drives to the local system or network

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