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Long-term storage of moderately large datasets

hawkeyeMI (412577) writes | more than 4 years ago

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hawkeyeMI writes "I have a small scientific services company, and we end up generating fairly large datasets (2-3 TB) for each customer. We don't have to ship all of that, but we do need to keep some compressed archives. The best I can come up with right now is to buy some large hard drives, use software RAID in linux to make a RAID5 set out of them, and store them in a safe deposit box. I feel like there must be a better way for a small business, but despite some research into Blu-ray, I've not been able to find a good, cost-effective alternative. A tape library would be impractical at the present time. If anyone would have some ideas, I figure it would be the Slashdot audience. What do you recommend?"

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Tape is your friend (1)

chill (34294) | more than 4 years ago | (#31351378)

LTO tape, properly stored, will outlast hard drives and burned optical media. The media is also fairly small and easy to store in an off-site facility.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_Tape-Open [wikipedia.org]

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