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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.



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.


Thanks for taking the time to explain that to me.


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.


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 .


there you have something to read about VTL.

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