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ACORN Backup, CD or FTP?
While some of our ACORN client courts still receive their quarterly backup copies on CD, many have now switched to receiving the backup copies via an FTP transfer. Here is a quick overview of the two methods, describing some of the advantages of each. CDs: CDs have been around for a long time, are easy to use, and are familiar to everyone. Since CDs are physical media, they have to be mailed to the court. While we have never had a CD get lost during shipping, some courts feel that this could be a security risk. CDs have a physical limit of roughly 600 MB. For some courts, this is more than adequate for the quarterly backup data. However, since the amount of data in the backup is dependent upon how many files the reporters upload, it is sometimes necessary to create more than a […]