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5.1.1.2 - The repository shall have adequate hardware and software support for backup functionality sufficient for preserving the repository content and tracking repository functions.

Supporting Text

This is necessary in order to ensure continued access to and tracking of preservation functions applied to the digital objects in their custody.

Examples of Ways the Repository can Demonstrate it is Meeting this Requirement

Documentation of what is being backed up and how often; audit log/inventory of backups; validation of completed backups; disaster recovery plan, policy and documentation; fire drills; testing of backups; support contracts for hardware and software for backup mechanisms; demonstrated preservation of system metadata such as access controls, location of replicas, audit trails, checksum values.

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