archival storage


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archival storage

[′är‚kīv·əl ′stȯr·ij]
(computer science)
Storage of infrequently used or backup information that cannot be readily or immediately accessed by a computer system.

archival storage

Storing digital files for future use. See archiving.
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The aim of this contract is to supply archival storage boxes of two different formats for permanent storage (30 years) of the documents of the ministry of the wallonia-brussels federation.
The technical and financial advantages of professional optical technology for long-term record storage have convinced organizations worldwide to choose UDO as the foundation for their archival storage strategy.
Its sales success demonstrates strong demand for cost-effective, professional archival storage that helps organizations address regulatory requirements, protect against litigation and drive maximum value from information assets.
Finally, due to the small "fly height" and inherently reversible media, high data density magnetic disk storage is inherently incompatible with the need for both removable media and archival storage.
These properties create many unique opportunities and challenges for archival storage device suppliers.
Despite the addition of special tools and interfaces it remains an awkward fit for long-term archival storage (see Figure 3).
After reference data ages beyond its active or period of re-reference (suggest that 90-120 days is a good starting point), the data still needs to be retained and automated tape library storage remains the optimal choice and lowest overall cost solution for long-term archival storage.
The second-wave of archival storage management is underway.