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reply to StuartMW

Re: Where do your backup tapes go to die?

I would like to reorient this thread towards the major dilemma of tape backup: Unlike Windows 2000 and XP and their Server equivalents 2003 and early versions of 2008, the current Windows 7 family does not include RSM = Removable Storage Management, and therefore cannot backup to tape media without an external application.
I inquired and I seem to conclude that only a unique version of Acronis, i.e. Acronis Backup & Recovery Advanced Workstation (current version 11.5) is described as capable of dealing with tape media when installed on Windows 7 .
Are there other suitable backup applications, intended for end-users with desktop/workstations, and not depending on server and network in the background, for backing up Windows 7 system image and files and data locally to tape media?