Backup tape robots upgraded
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C&CZ has upgraded its two 5 year old LTO2 (200 Gb/tape uncompressed) 8-Tape Library units to two LTO4 (800 Gb/tape uncompressed) 24-Tape Library units. We named them R2D2 and C3PO. This upgrade not only increases the backup capacity by a factor of 12, which is necessary because more and more data needs to be backupped. It also speeds up the backup and restore times because the drives are faster and the manual operational overhead is reduced.
In the near future we will be looking for a new destination for our old but still trustworthy LTO2 units. If you are interested please mail to postmaster at science.ru.nl.