Re: Real life implementation of 7 year data retention requirement

From: Rich Jesse <>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:35:54 -0600 (CST)
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Paresh writes:

> period (say 6 or 7 years from "now") (e.g. challenges in locating the tapes
> (physical or virtual), rman catalog not having record of backup pieces for
> the time period etc.). Does magnetic tape remain good for 7 years in a
> climate controlled environment or you do copy them after 3 years or so to a
> new tape? If yes, is this automated as manual process will be too
> much cumbersome and prone to errors.

And don't forget about compatibility. For example, an LTO-3 tape written 7 years ago won't be able to be read on an LTO-6 drive -- a very plausible timeline example.


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