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  • As a backup target, when is VTL better than NAS?

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  • Pros and cons of VTLs

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  • Quantum DXi users report slow restores after power loss

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    searchStorage9,925 pointsBadges:
  • EMC refreshes disk backup for data dedupe, virtual tape libraries

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