On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 1:19 PM, John Montana <
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> There is certainly no such legal requirement.  With respect to best
> practice, I think it fair to say that good practice has coalesced around the
> concept that backup tapes are short-term disaster recovery/biz continuity
> tools, and are unsuitable for long-term archiving.

here is an of an organization's policy regarding backup tapes

"Daily backups for user data are kept for one week using online disk
storage. Weekly backups are kept for 8 weeks on disk storage (both local and
remote). No backups are saved beyond 8 weeks."

more backup retention policy examples can be found here

Peter Kurilecz CRM CA
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