About WORM media
|Article:HOWTO73329|||||Created: 2012-03-02|||||Updated: 2013-02-28|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73329|
Write once, read many (WORM) data storage is used to keep the data that has a long retention period. Data can be written to WORM media one time only. After it is written to, the media can be appended to, but it cannot be overwritten, erased, or reformatted.
New WORM media is WORM media that has not been written to. When new WORM media is introduced into Backup Exec, it is placed in the Scratch Media set. After the WORM media has been written to one time, you cannot move it to the Scratch media set. You can move WORM media to the Retired Media set to delete it from Backup Exec, but you cannot erase it or reformat it.
When you select the option to use WORM media, Backup Exec verifies that the destination device is or contains a WORM-compatible drive. Backup Exec also confirms that the WORM media is available in the drive. If WORM media or a WORM-compatible drive is not found, an alert is sent and the backup job may fail.
See Storage options
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