Backup Tape Recycling

Definition(s)

  • The process whereby an organization’s backup tapes are overwritten with new archived data usually on a fixed schedule (e.g., the use of nightly backup tapes for each day of the week with the daily backup tape for a particular day being overwritten on the same day the following week; weekly and monthly backups being stored offsite for a specified period of time before being placed back in the rotation).
  • Backup tape recycling is the process whereby an organization’s backup tapes are overwritten with new backup data, usually on a fixed schedule (i.e., the use of nightly backup tapes for each day of the week with the daily backup tape for a particular day being overwritten on the same day the following week; weekly and monthly backups being stored offsite for a specified period of time before being placed back in the rotation).
  • The act by which old backup tapes are overwritten with new data.

Notes

  1. Merrill Corporation, Electronic Discovery Glossary.
  2. Fenwick & West LLP, FWPS eDiscovery Terminology (11/6/2005). Citing Applied Discovery’s Bone up on Backuphttp://www.lexisnexis.com/applieddiscovery/NewsEvents/PDFs/BoneUpOnBackup.pdf
  3. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Termshttp://www.krollontrack.com/glossaryterms
  4. Vinson & Elkins LLP Practice Support, EDD Glossary.