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DataKos discusses e-mail tape backup and rotation schedules

Posted by rjbiii on September 12, 2007

In this post, DataKos looks for a silver bullet formula for tape storage and backup rotations:

Backup tapes should be used only for disaster recovery, but many organizations still use those media for archives, retention or storage, with a trend toward increased use of archive storage technologies. Archiving does not solve the information lifecycle challenges organizations face and the more information retained the more that is subject to collateral legal disclovery.

Another item to note: the more often you use tapes for archiving and restoring, the less likely a court will find those tapes “not reasonably accessible” for purposes of discovery. If you only restore in times of disaster or error, you will greatly decrease the chances of having to do costly and burdensome restore operations once litigation strikes.

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