change tape

change tape

[′chānj ‚tāp]
(computer science)
A paper tape or magnetic tape carrying information that is to be used to update filed information; the latter is often on a master tape. Also known as transaction tape.
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Craftsman, a division of Sears, introduces the E-Z Change tape measure, featuring replaceable blades.
They are usually configured to use a tape a day, so that support people only have to change tape magazines on a weekly basis.
If you hate those untimely delays and off the record time to change tapes or DVD's, this new service will be of great benefit to you.
The FibreCAT TX24 can perform unattended daily data backups to separate tape drives, for almost five business weeks, without the need to change tapes.
We didn't want a standalone drive solution that would require having someone physically present during backups to manually change tapes.
Dabish says that having digital cameras and digital recording capability has solved a multitude of problems created by the previous tape-storage system, such as staff forgetting to put in or change tapes, and tapes running out after a few days.
You learn to have all kinds of stomach problems when you secretly film, as this allows you to change tapes and batteries, and generally compose yourself.
If backup occurs automatically after business hours, there is no need to have someone present to change tapes.
Alternatively, the tape library can be located in a server room where the system administrator can schedule remote backup jobs and change tapes without leaving the room.