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tape

1. a string stretched across the track at the end of a race course

Tape

 

a geodetic instrument for measuring the length of lines on location. Made of steel or invar, it is 15 to 20 mm wide, 0.3 to 0.4 mm thick, and 20 to 50 m long (sometimes up to 100 m). The accuracy of measurement if the tape is laid directly on the ground is from 1:1,000 to 1:3,000; for other measuring methods the accuracy is 1:20,000 or higher.

tape

[tāp]
(computer science)
A ribbonlike material used to store data in lengthwise sequential position.
(engineering)
A graduated steel ribbon used, instead of a chain, in surveying.

tape

1. See joint tape.
3.See tape measure.

tape

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tape

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tape

(1) See magnetic tape, videotape and paper tape.

(2) To record or capture. Although most TV stations have phased out videotape in favor of hard drives and solid state drives (SSDs), people still use the term "tape" to mean capture. The phrase "let's go to the tape" means "let's go to the recording." Although VCRs have long disappeared, consumers with DVRs may also "tape the show." See videotape.
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NetVault: Backup support for NetApp Shadow Tape functionality is expected by the first half of CY 2007 and will be available through Arrow ESS and a network of mutual VARs worldwide.
Backup and recovery are primarily a means for data preservation, not protection or defense against tape media access.
Backing up data to physical tape can require so much time and IT staff attention to address failures that many companies do not backup data frequently enough to provide adequate protection.
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While Super DLTtape II and LTO tape technologies have implemented WORM capability, the same approach has been adopted by several disk array vendors, using electronic keys to provide unalterable data on hard disk media--disk-based WORM storage.
Any backup or disaster recovery system that does not incorporate tape is either not providing total data protection or is costing the organization more than it needs to spend to protect many of its assets," says Dawn Wortman, Fujifilm's Data Tape Group marketing manager.
a leading provider of digital data management and data tape services with headquarters in Houston, Texas.
Asigra Televaulting(TM) eliminates the costs, complexity and security issues related to tape-based backup with an agentless ROBO backup/recovery software package that avoids lost or stolen tapes by sending encrypted backup data electronically to a centralized site, eliminating tapes completely from remote backup operations.
Many only deliver around 50-70 MB/sec of performance, equivalent to only 2-3 LTO2 tape drives.
VXA Packet Technology provides a digital solution to the long-standing mechanical problem of head-to-tape alignment - a common issue with conventional tape storage products that causes data restore operations to fail.
While this type of tape has proven effective and is growing in acceptance worldwide, these tapes and the required laminating process are costly and are limited to a relatively thick foam tape.