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Long-term archiving best practice revealed

IT industry expert Brien Posey has issued a number of tips on how companies can get the best out of data archiving infrastructure.

Mr Posey told Tech Republic: “Unlike a typical backup, archives must be able to stand the test of time. Given the rapid pace at which IT evolves, longevity can be a tall order.”

As a result, he noted a range of areas in which companies should focus on to ensure their data archives are kept as up-to-date as possible and relevant to a business’ needs.

These measures include regularly assessing the storage medium that is being used to archive data, as companies must be able to access all the information stored in their archives without the need to employ legacy systems.

Meanwhile, keep data recovery in mind at all stages of the storage process. This can mean creating individual logs for stored items detailing their contents, or, alternatively, flagging duplicate data for deletion to ensure a swifter recovery process in times of emergency.

Do you know what data is stored on your company’s archives? Minimise risk by conducting a tape archive audit before archive tapes are recycled.

From: http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/company/press-room/data-recovery-news/long-term-archiving-best-practice-revealed811.aspx

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