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Recommendations for fireproof cabinets (LTO storage)
posted by Todd Smith  on Nov. 29, 2017, 9:30 p.m. (1 year, 6 months, 18 days ago)
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I agree with Saker, store a duplicate onsite, and keep the original either with a data management facility (Iron Mountain etc.) and on a tight budget in a temperature controlled concrete storage place.  I priced out fireproof cabinets for tape before, large investment for little gain, even offsite managed solutions are cheaper than those cabinets.
2600 LTO3s though, that's a lot of data janitorial work.  We did all our DLT to LTO6 last year, was hellish and not even close to those numbers.
Todd Smith
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Hi all,

 I have ~2600 LTO 3 tapes that need to be stored in fireproof cabinets.  Any recommended vendors?  Eventually these tapes will be migrated to LTO 7, but for the time being I need to find cabinets to store them.  Thanks in advance.

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Response from Bill Heiden @ Nov. 29, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

 Thanks Todd.  It is a daunting task.  We still get requests from staff members for restores from the early 2000s.  Will probably draw a line in the sand and move the majority over to storage.  

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