troubleshooting Question

Tape vs RDX backup

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Hi

One on my clients is hellbent on purchasing an LTO drive to run his backups.

His site is composed of five workstations, and no server; overkill you say ?

The reason he prefers the tape medium is because of  the security this appliance offers; the stored data isn't
directly accessible, therefore safe from infection or  manipulation by malevolant sources.

Any disk based backup medium is physically and easily accessible therefore not secure.

Unfortunately, today's tape backup solutions seem to have a single contender, LTO.

I was wandering whether RDX devices share the same vulnerabilities as regular disk based backup options ?

If I can control the workstation that is hooked to the RDX device, can I also access the data that is on the currently
inserted RDX disk ?

thanks
yann
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