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Re: [Networker] long term retention of data and old hardware

2011-02-22 03:24:48
Subject: Re: [Networker] long term retention of data and old hardware
From: Yaron Zabary <yaron AT ARISTO.TAU.AC DOT IL>
To: NETWORKER AT LISTSERV.TEMPLE DOT EDU
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 10:23:09 +0200
These days I am trying to push an HSM solution based on Sun/Oracle SAM-FS/QFS technology (obviously, I intend to have at least two copies of the data in two separate locations). Such a solution will let us have a long term archive of our dormant data. My intention is to start with LTO4/5, but I am sure that when LTO7 will come, I will need to migrate the data to LTO7. Regardless of being able to deliver the files back, I still wonder what our ERP DBA will do ten years from now with backups of Oracle 10g when the database will be Oracle 26m and the table format will be completely different (and I don't even care about how people will handle Word 95 files when they run Office 2030).
On 02/18/11 21:42, Browning, David wrote:
Just out of curiosity, what is everyone doing in terms of long term
retention of data, and still being able to read old tapes?



For example, we have thousands of old LTO-2 and LTO-3 tapes.   We are
looking to upgrade to LTO-5, but then that would mean we can't read our
old LTO-2 tapes, unless we keep at least 1, or more, LTO-3 drives.
Right now, that really isn't a problem.



What happens 5, or 10, years from now, when LTO-3 drives are no longer
available for service?



Our regulatory requirements are to keep some of our data upwards of 30
years, so this question is not going away any time soon.



- Dave.



David M. Browning Jr.

IT Project Coordinator Enterprise Backups and Help Desk




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