[Ardour-Users] Archive media

Brett McCoy idragosani at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 07:08:12 PDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Brett Clark <brett.clark at zirous.com> wrote:

> Im watching the thread on cleaning up unused regions and its been mentioned
> a couple times that DVD isnt a good archive media, and im thinking "crap,
> thats what i use".  Over the years ive accumulated quite a few sessions that
> i will probably never use again, but i want to keep just in case.
> If DVD isnt a good option, then what are people using for permanent
> archiving of sessions?  Even hard disks have bit rot and i hate to keep a
> drive spinning to hold material i may never use again, or may want 10 years
> from now.

Right now I am backing up to a portable hard drive and storing in
fireproof safe... but yes, concerned about eventual failure of the
hard drive, unless one were to rotate the backups to multiple

Brett W. McCoy -- http://www.electricminstrel.com
"In the rhythm of music a secret is hidden; If I were to divulge it,
it would overturn the world."
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