RE: Keeping Logs files for how long?



The problem of tape degradation can be avoided somewhat by keepning a
copy on disks as well as tape, and possibly a DVD or similar. Also, you
can write the data to multiple tapes. Storing the tapes in optimal
conditions would also extend their lifetime.


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Robert S. Slifkin
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Subject: Re: Keeping Logs files for how long?

Some considerations in log storage.

Are you going to encrypt the data? Logs have sensitive information.

If you encrypt the data - are you going to store this on tapes?

This is an important point as tapes degrade and encryption is not
forgiving to errors.

Regards,
Dr Craig Wright (GSE-Compliance)