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In most cases this is trivial and can be solved by using a file server (with backup utility) and corresponding procedures that ensure that the data are transfered to this server right after each recording. Try to minimize times where data is stored on hard disks without any backup. If you want to be absolutely safe against data loss, use a parallel DAT recorder running during the recording sessions.

Also calculate the maximum amount of disk space needed to store the data of a single recording session and make sure that on your recording device space is always left for at least two or three additional sessions. Think of suitable methods to prevent other users from installing or copying data to your recording devices; you might also insert a check point into the check list of the experimenter to check for available disk space before each recording.

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