Archives, Backups and NAS the Open Archive

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Monday, April 16, 2007
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As technology has advanced it is now possible to maintain all records online that has helped increasingly blur the line between archives, backups, and the first copy of a record stored. All of these are generally cases of fixed content -- content that, once written, does not change -- but these different storage concepts have very different use cases. For example, backup copies are traditionally not intended for access except in very rare circumstances. This presentation will discuss the traditional differences between differing uses of fixed content, the storage technologies that are commonly used, and how new online fixed content storage can change the status quo of these usage models.