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Backup Methodology

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Re: Backup Methodology

Post Posted: Apr 06, 08 16:13

We backup to a server (stays on for current cases) and then backup to tape for our final backup which is done while it's on the server so we always have at least 2 copies of the data.

Reason for using the server is it is quick to access for a current case and tape is because it is relatively cheap for the storage size and quick.  


Re: Backup Methodology

Post Posted: Apr 07, 08 22:59

My first post ...

Personally, I'd try avoiding backing up to DVD as the lifespan for optical media like DVD/CD is generally far far less than HDD or Tape. You can also get compatability issues between the media and drives. i.e. a DVD you burn in one drive might not work in another. Optical media is also very sensitive to enviromental conditions.

How long are you planning on storing the data?

If it's years then I'd use tape. If it's not going to be years I'd still use tape, although HDD should be fine and I wouldn't bother splashing out on a tape storage system just to store data for a year or two Smile  

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