You can't use a tape drive without special backup software, so Tandberg bundles Symantec Veritas Backup Exec QuickStart Edition 10d with its LTO drives. Veritas Backup Exec is an excellent program; our only complaint is that before you can use it you are forced to register and give an enormous amount of personal data to Symantec.
...and more registration.
Unfortunately, this is par for the course all too often nowadays. Fortunately, the Veritas Backup software works very well, and allows for a huge number of storage options. You can rotate media and schedule different backup jobs, and most storage operations can be done with easy-to-use wizards that handle tasks such as device configuration or the creation of backup jobs.
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