What problems might I encounter with Data Archiving?
Here at Eye2Eye we serve a large array of industries from providing dental models right through to 3D printing solutions. Here we take a look at one aspect of Eye2Eye's solutions and the potential problems you could face.
Unlike something more straightforward like USB duplication, archiving data for businesses is a far bigger task than performing simple back-ups, and has more potential for problems.
Redundancy – A company only having one physical copy of archived files can cause this. If the physical method used becomes corrupted in some way, then there is no other place to recover files from.
Space – Your long term planning needs will vary depending on the methods used and the amount of data stored. It could be as simple as ensuring you have enough of the required media for future storage needs, or increasing your server capacity.
Compatibility – With technology progressing at it's usual rate it is imperative to make sure that your selected method is future proof. This means making sure that archived data is kept in a format that is not going to become obsolete any time soon.
Retention policy – It is important that any media and systems you select to use are durable enough to retain the archives for the length that your retention policy dictates. Using tapes can cause data loss, as over time tapes tend to become de-magnetized. Optical devices have a far greater life span and can potentially last indefinitely.
Server or removable media? - Both of these methods have merits and drawbacks. Archiving to a dedicated server makes information more readily accessible. Removable media first needs to be restored. Whilst this is a clear advantage of using a server, it also means that your data is potentially more vulnerable to tampering or corruption, therefore proper security and safeguards are crucial.
At Eye2Eye the top quality products coupled with our experience and training makes sure that our customers receive a service that sets new standards in industry excellence. If you're looking for guidance and advice with any of the above or any of Eye2Eye's other areas of expertise such as, DVD duplication, CD duplication and Teleradiology amongst others, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
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