OT: are usb flash drives suitable archival media?
davidsen at tmr.com
Mon Nov 26 19:12:43 UTC 2007
Dave Stevens wrote:
> your thought? tests? reviews?
Since you ask, my current choice is DVD, using the dvdisaster system of
software assisted error recovery. Nothing is perfect, but a verified DVD
with software error recovery assist and good storage procedures is about
is cost effective as anything you would get on a flash drive, and a hell
of a lot less likely to be accidentally overwritten.
*Note*: unless a copy is stored off-site, it's not a backup it's an
archive. Think fire, flood, theft, untrusted employee, idiot relative, etc.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot
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