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Media! Ugh, there's so much! Where do you store it?

Hi All!

What do you all do with your backup media?

From month end and year end backups, system change-overs and system changes, old databases from years ago when your accounting system was still on DOS, etc... I have a box full CD's, DVD's,4mm DAT tapes and 1/2 inch DAT tapes, one box at my house (off site) and one in the server room. There has to be a safer and more effective way to store all this DATA.

How do you keep your Data/Media off site?

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by jmgarvin In reply to Media! Ugh, there's so mu ...

On site: Fire proof cabinet. While it isn't cheap, it does help. Also put a copy of your disaster recovery plan in their. You can usually fit a number of months in one cabinet, so two cabinets should be just fine.

Off site: We rented a climate controlled storage facility and dropped stuff off in there. We had boxes that were labeled for every year and month (or months) of the backups that were in them. We generally archived year old stuff and kept the other backups available.

Keeping media at your house might be a bad thing if you are ever audited.

Good luck!

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