Can you tell us:
- what kind of content you'll be ingesting (images, text, a/v)
- how much of it do you expect you'll have (1TB, 100 TB, more?)
- what kind of access will you need to provide (world-wide or just local?)
- do you want off-site backups in one or more locations
- what systems, if any, do you currently have in place
- what software are you considering for the repository
Hardware options are going to vary a lot depending on what your requirements are. There are lots and lots of options but you can find something that will fit you needs.
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On Jan 24, 2012, at 12:21 PM, Nathan Tallman wrote:
> My institution is going to be purchasing a preservation server sometime
> within the next year. I'd like to solicit advice on specs. I know this is
> highly dependent on our collection, but I'm looking for some baseline
> hardware recommendations. We'll be using it to store preservation-copies of
> electronic files that belong to archival collections. Most of our
> electronic files are not born-digital, but we are preparing for an influx
> of born-digital records.
> Any advice is appreciated! Apologies for cross-posting.
> Nathan Tallman
> American Jewish Archives
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