Backing up your data is one of the most crucial steps of the data asset management process. This ensures that your digital files are not only safe in one location, but in multiple locations in case something happens. Why should you do long-term backups? In this video, Kevin Ames discusses why you need to do long-term backups.
- Long term backups are how we keep work…that we've done years,…maybe even decades ago,…current as far as being able to be…accessed by our computers.…Computers and interfaces change over time.…And the problem that that gives us is…we have to move the data to storage units…that we can access.…I have used CDs,…I have used DVDs,…I've used Blu-rays.…And once the computers stopped coming with…DVD and Blu-ray drives built in,…I realized that those medias were probably…not really good longterm storage.…
One great way to do it,…although the initial investment…is quite expensive is LTO tape drives.…This is an LTO drive and it's designed…to last 20 to 30 years just like the Blu-rays.…The problem with some of these devices is…that they're not necessarily…backwards compatible.…LTO is backwards compatible for several upgrades…so that's usually not a worry.…The next consideration is larger hard drives.…
That's what I'm doing with my Drobos right now.…As I need more space I pull the older drive,…the smaller drive out,…and put a larger one in,…
- What is in a hard drive?
- Formats for hard drives
- Using RAIDs for storing digital files
- Organizing assets
- Using digital asset management tools
- Connecting hard drives
- How often to backup
- Long-term backups
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1. Understanding Hard Drives and Why They Fail
2. Formats for Hard Drives
3. Redundant Array of Inexpensive Drives (RAID)
4. Organizing Data Workflow Strategies
5. Digital Asset Management Tools
6. Connecting Hard Drives
7. Backups Are Mandatory
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