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BAVUG 2018 Nov: Retrievers of the Last Archive?

Archiving, it’s not the sexiest of topics for a meeting, but it is an absolute must for anyone working in post in the 21st century.


When everything is 1’s and 0’s on reusable cards, how do you preserve it for the future? Do you keep all the raw material? or just what ended up in the final project? How do you store it? Do you rely on external hard drives? Cloud services? LTO tapes? What are LTO tapes? How long do you keep it? Who is responsible for keeping the backup?


Archiving is the elephant in the room that no one is talking about. We all know we should be doing it, but many of us really don’t know what the “best” way is. Are you happy with your method of archiving? or are you just doing something “for now” until you have a chance to implement a better solution?


We hope that we’ll be able to answer some of these questions at the November BAVUG meeting at HB Communications in Waltham. We’re trying to line up a few speakers to discuss different backup solution approaches. As of right now, Mark Masterson of SpectraLogic has agreed to join us and we’re hoping for at least one more, maybe two. If you know of someone who might be able to compliment or counter Mark, please let us know. It would be good to get a few different viewpoints as with most things in post-production, there is not a single answer. 


We hope you can join us.


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