I still use VHS for backups. Like DVD and BR, VHS can handle digital information and data recovery. Unlike DVD and BR, VHS tapes are more resilient to damage. Granted you have to modify your VCR to compress and store digital data but that’s really not very difficult.
It’s kinda like analog vs digital. Digital has the quality advantage due to error correction for strong signals. Analog has the advantage with weaker signals. In other words, when a digital signal gets to low it blinks out, but if an analog signal gets weak the quality degrades but your brain compensates allowing the message to be intelligible. (Yes there are other advantages and disadvantages but that’s not my point)