Originally Posted by Piranhadrum
How do you back up/archive your finished digital media(audio) projects for the long term?
Do think about ways to store the medium so they can be accessed in the future?
Thanks for doing this!
I can speak for the Garbage era stuff - I have archived it to a a slew of different mediums. I think you're not really safe unless you have it on two different types of media and have multiple copies..
I have it on:
Multitracks: 2" analog tape, 44.1k 24bit WAV, 96k 24bit WAV, DDS4
Masters: 1/2" analog tape, 44.1k 24bit DAT, 44.1k or 96k 24bit WAV
The WAV files are flattened and start at the same time to the sample and are copied onto a number of different drives.
Every major revision of PT that comes around I open and save a copy of the session with as much plugin information intact as possible. It can be a major pain, but it's worth it when Rock Band or Guitar Hero come calling!