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What is Virtual Tape Library?

I would like to learn more about this topic.  As I am new to NetApp, I am still learning all of our Products and Solutions.

Re: What is Virtual Tape Library?

A Virtual Tape Library is a disk based appliance that looks and acts like a tape library. The VTL presents tape devices and robots on a SAN. The VTL stores the data on disk drives and optionally can also create physical tape.

Re: What is Virtual Tape Library?

Thanks for taking the time to explain that to me.

Re: What is Virtual Tape Library?

One other comment, because VTL is disk based a lot of people assume that they need to have storage administation knowledge to operate a VTL. Not true with NetApp VTL. The NetApp VTL was designed with the tape backup operater in mind, so it's as easy to operate as a tape library.

Re: What is Virtual Tape Library?

John ,

VTLs looks like Pyshical Library to Backup Software , administrative task are very simple on they http web panel .

with VTL you dont have to spend lot money with Pyshical Tapes and you can have the Data without wait .

Re: What is Virtual Tape Library?

there you have something to read about VTL.