Re: Question - Individual Not Company - But Tape v CD Stamper - Storage

This is a discussion on Re: Question - Individual Not Company - But Tape v CD Stamper - Storage ; "Ron Reaugh" writes: > > CD-R is a good way to back up small amounts of data, where small means > > up to a few GB. If you have more data than that, you're better off > > with ...

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  1. Re: Question - Individual Not Company - But Tape v CD Stamper

    "Ron Reaugh" writes:
    > > CD-R is a good way to back up small amounts of data, where small means
    > > up to a few GB. If you have more data than that, you're better off
    > > with tape.

    >
    > NO, not for long term shelf storage.


    If you have a TB of data, you're much better off with a handful of LTO
    tapes that you migrate every few years, than 1000+ CD-R's that you hope
    to leave unattended for decades.

  2. Re: Question - Individual Not Company - But Tape v CD Stamper


    "Paul Rubin" wrote in message
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    > "Ron Reaugh" writes:
    > > > CD-R is a good way to back up small amounts of data, where small means
    > > > up to a few GB. If you have more data than that, you're better off
    > > > with tape.

    > >
    > > NO, not for long term shelf storage.

    >
    > If you have a TB of data, you're much better off with a handful of LTO
    > tapes that you migrate every few years, than 1000+ CD-R's that you hope
    > to leave unattended for decades.


    A very odd selection of choices but with a vastly different cost. What
    would be the availability of LTO tapes in say 15 years? CDRs in 15
    years..................

    Your odds of having readable data, which includes having available readers,
    would be much better with CDRs than LTO tapes left for 30 years on a dark
    dry shelf.



  3. Re: Question - Individual Not Company - But Tape v CD Stamper

    "Ron Reaugh" writes:
    > > If you have a TB of data, you're much better off with a handful of LTO
    > > tapes that you migrate every few years, than 1000+ CD-R's that you hope
    > > to leave unattended for decades.

    >
    > A very odd selection of choices but with a vastly different cost. What
    > would be the availability of LTO tapes in say 15 years? CDRs in 15
    > years..................


    Whenever you migrate, you would use the best media type at the time of
    migration. Yes, that means buying new equipment every few years. The
    guy said he wasn't worried about cost.

    > Your odds of having readable data, which includes having available readers,
    > would be much better with CDRs than LTO tapes left for 30 years on a dark
    > dry shelf.


    You're better off migrating every few years instead of trying to beat
    the odds, no matter which media's odds are better.

  4. Re: Question - Individual Not Company - But Tape v CD Stamper


    "Paul Rubin" wrote in message
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    > "Ron Reaugh" writes:
    > > > If you have a TB of data, you're much better off with a handful of LTO
    > > > tapes that you migrate every few years, than 1000+ CD-R's that you

    hope
    > > > to leave unattended for decades.

    > >
    > > A very odd selection of choices but with a vastly different cost. What
    > > would be the availability of LTO tapes in say 15 years? CDRs in 15
    > > years..................

    >
    > Whenever you migrate, you would use the best media type at the time of
    > migration. Yes, that means buying new equipment every few years. The
    > guy said he wasn't worried about cost.
    >
    > > Your odds of having readable data, which includes having available

    readers,
    > > would be much better with CDRs than LTO tapes left for 30 years on a

    dark
    > > dry shelf.

    >
    > You're better off migrating every few years instead of trying to beat
    > the odds, no matter which media's odds are better.


    All solutions are price-performance solutions.



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