Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Steve, I am totally dubious about this as well and I am not suggesting that
> you take a drive and put it on the shelf for a year.
> What I'm saying is that you have enough storage in your online, redundant,
> managed, and verified store to hold the content of your archive.
> To my way of thinking, the only other alternative for large archives today
> is LTO tape.
> Both will require migration of the content from drive to drive or tape to
> tape over time.
> This is an IT data management question and must be seen and addressed in
> that context. It is no longer doing something and putting it on the shelf
> for 15 years. It becomes active management. The model has changed and if we
> don't change with it, there will be very unhappy people.
> As Scott said earlier, it's a shame that we all need to become IT
> professionals, but that is, I fear, indeed the case. Now, I need to go back
> to rearranging my online storage systems.
> At 11:36 AM 2/23/2005, Steven Smolian wrote:
>> My original comments concerning using external hard drives for long-term
>> storage still hold. All responses here seemed about frequent short-term
>> usage. How will they work after not being used for, say, 15 years, a not
>> unusual period of time between placing audio into an archive and
>> bringing it
>> out for retrieval. I'm still dubious indeed.
>> Anyone have experience firing up a computer after a 15 year period of
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