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AIIM TR39-1996, Guidelines for the use of Media Error Monitoring and Reporting Techniques for the Verification of Stored Data on Optical Digital Data Disks

This document provides guidelines for the use of AIIM MS59 (and other similar) media error monitoring and reporting tools. The media error monitoring procedures addressed in this technical report include the maintenance of information on media errors and data degradation, the use of statistical models and sampling plans, the automation of testing procedures and the use of generated data in making policy decisions involving data backup and transfer.


This document outlines the optical data disk media error monitoring and reporting tools defined in AIIM MS59 and provides guidelines for their implementation. The procedures addressed include:

  • The maintenance of information on media errors and data degradation

  • The use of statistical models and sampling plans

  • The use of generated data in making policy decisions involving data backup and transfer


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