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    Disposing of backup tapes

    How does everybody dispose of their backup tapes when they are retired?

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    There was another thread about this a few days ago.

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    Link to post referred to above: Erase your backup tapes?

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    Break them up into pieces. Nothing more technical than that needed.

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    We use a company called ShredIT for tapes, hard drives and paper waste.

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    Burn Them! :flame:

    Burn Them!

    It is the safest way to make sure any sensitive data is removed.

    I have taken tapes on to the local City Council Incinerator in the past.
    Very little cost, and you can watch them put them into the fire.

    Not very environmentally friendly I know, but at least the data is destroyed.

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    In the science-department they have a HUGE elektromagnet (100W, don't know how many Tesla's). I use that to erase the tapes, then throw them in the garbage.

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