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What does overwrite protection mean?

Created: 20 Aug 2014 • Updated: 20 Aug 2014 | 2 comments
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Hello;

Does "Overwritte Protection" mean "you can not writte to the media during next XXX days." or "you not overwritte the written data before XXX days." 

Does "overwritte protection" protect the data in the media or the media?

 

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David F's picture

Checkout the video on tech article http://www.symantec.com/doc/TECH5459

From the article though:

Overwrite protection period is the amount of time specified in hours, days, weeks, or years to keep a piece of media from being overwritten. While the default Overwrite protection period for a media set is Infinite - Don't Allow Overwrite, the Overwrite protection period for the media set can be changed by the user. If the Overwrite protection period is set to four weeks for example, the media will be protected from being overwritten for four weeks. After the four weeks are over, the media becomes "recyclable" and can be overwritten. The Overwrite protection period starts at the end of each job run, not the beginning. It is lengthened each time a media is modified.

 

Hope that helps

-Dave

Larry Fine's picture

Does "Overwritte Protection" mean "you can not writte to the media during next XXX days." or "you not overwritte the written data before XXX days." 

You cannot overwrite for XX days.  Appending is controlled by the Append period.

Does "overwritte protection" protect the data in the media or the media?

The tape media.  Because tape is sequential, it is an all or nothing protection.  Basically protecting hte tape media protects the data on the media.

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