Data backed up to tape requires fewer resources to maintain. However, restoring data from tape might take a long time.
Following are the advantages of tape backup over online storage:
- Tape backups require fewer resources to maintain.
- You can place the archives in a more secure place than you can place a storage system.
- You can recover data from any release of Data ONTAP.
Following are the disadvantages of tape archives over online storage:
- Restoring data from tape takes a long time.
- Finding a particular file or directory on tape is time consuming.