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What is a good practice to archive media?

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    intelman

    How do you guys archive your media? Are things such as "gold DVD-r discs" just a gimmick, or do they really keep your data safer? I know gold really is resistant to almost everything....

    Just curious.

    http://www.amazon.com/MAM-Mitsui-Gold-Arch...R/dp/B000FAJQHS

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    Itslloydhere

    I had no idea you could even get Gold DVD-R's commercially. Cool.

    Archive as in backup? If you burned them to DVD you could also keep them offsite... so if your house burns down, your backup/archive doesn't go with it!

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    SlackmasterK

    My backup DVD-R's from five years ago still read just fine, they should do the trick.  Of course, if you have over 436GB of media I'd suggest you just get backup hard drives like I do.

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    intelman

    SlackmasterK said:

    My backup DVD-R's from five years ago still read just fine, they should do the trick.  Of course, if you have over 436GB of media I'd suggest you just get backup hard drives like I do.

    What about for a decade or so...

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    zian

    intelman said:
    SlackmasterK said:
    *snip*
    What about for a decade or so...
    1. Regularly verify old backups
    2. Regularly move those old backups to newer media as necessary

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    PerfectPhase

    zian said:
    intelman said:
    *snip*
    1. Regularly verify old backups
    2. Regularly move those old backups to newer media as necessary

    Also when archiving big files to DVD I tend to rar them into smaller chunks and create parity files with quickpar.  I also copy the software required to extract the files to the disc as well.

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