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. The system has a form factor of 2U, is designed to be rack-mounted and can be upgraded from 12 to 24 slots via a soft key licence if additional slots are required.
"We didn't want a standalone drive solution that would require having someone physically present during backups to manually change tapes. We wanted a reliable, high-capacity solution that could take care of the entire backup process on its own; one that is easy to manage and fast enough to finish large data transfers within a reasonable timeframe," explains Bush.
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.
iSCSI tape libraries can be conveniently located next to a network printer where the user can easily 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.
This system also works well for unattended, fully interactive fueling centers, because there is no need to retrieve or change tapes.
The trend starts with IT departments backing up server data with a tape drive on each machine, using manual processes to change tapes, kick-off backup jobs, and dig tapes out of a vault to restore files.