Is it true that most backup software suites do not support WORM media? If not, is this a big problem for users?
Some backup software products support
devices, but not elegantly. The main problem is that writing backup copies to
devices would fill up lots of media that cannot be re-used so most backup users prefer to use rewritable tape or disk storage.
Users who are looking to
data on WORM -- such as broker-dealer e-mails covered by SEC Rule 17a-4 -- should be using archiving software, not relying on
to do the job. Most archiving software support WORM.
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