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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."

http://www.camden.rutgers.edu/HELP/policies/backup.policy.php

more backup retention policy examples can be found here

http://bit.ly/hwsKg8



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