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Hi All

Can we get together here below to create a checklist that the Users must follows to maintain Integrity of the media they use. I recently had a client send me a 100MB Zip media containing quite some important backups. Out of that atleast 25% of the files were inaccessible as the media was not formatted between long use.

Such a list IMO we all should have and provide it to the clients along with the applications that we provide. Please correct and enhance the list below. Bhavbhuti Nathwani

Zip Media
- Regularly format the media, this IMO is a big floppy which requires to be formatted

- Regularly defragment the HDD
- Maintain Backups of Important Data (If you maintain on Zip media see above)

- Please do not let it stay lying around without covers/cases gathering dust, fingerprints and scratches.

( Topic last updated: 2003.06.24 12:55:17 AM )