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Pat Horridge
Re: LTO6 Budget Solutions
on Mar 7, 2013 at 12:11:11 pm

We're looking at CATDV integration via the worker node as an option but the StorageDNA setup comes with it's own server and web based job management and "miniMAM" solution as well and that's really quite nice and simple.
Curretnly the only true way to "Archive" (which needs to have an expected life of 100 years and be simple to retrieve duringt hat time) is printing back to film and I don't imagine many have that sort of budget.
So LTO isn't an Archive solution by that definition.
30 year life stated for the actual tapes (but most likley longer than that) And with a 2 version backwards read compatability our LTO-5 tapes will be good till LTO-7 which is on the development road track. Obviously LTO-6 buys you possible a few more years of player support.

We spent a lot of time looking at options and the technologies and a lot of players have vested interests in pushing their solutions and will of course work hard to find issues with alternative solutions. So finding a balanced view is near impossible.
We made the choice on LTFS based on it being a simple implementation and not being tied to a specific piece of software that would need to still be around in the future and need that OS available.
If LTFS gets included in future OS's in the future then it's even easier.
Teh really neat thing with LTFS is with the tape mounted I can browse to the StorageDNA server and actually read the tape in a shared folder.


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