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Are tape archives still used?

Are tape archives still used?

In this blog post, Raymond Chen makes a reference to files being on a tape archive. Are tape archives still supported by windows and/or used?

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"The Windows Server Backup software that comes with Windows Server 2008 no longer supports backup to tape.

However, there are plenty of third party backup tools for Windows which still support tape. For large volumes of data I don't there's an obvious competitor for tape yet. Something like LTO which can store 800GB a tape combined with an automated tape library can easily provide huge quantities of backup storage.

Tapes are also more convenient than HDDs for off-site storage."