Media Restoration and Preservation
As sources of relevant and accessible data are considered further, requirements often lead to different formats of media including backup tapes and other offline media. These sources of electronically stored information (ESI) are being cited more often in case law. For that reason, in 2017, RVM acquired The Oliver Group to add the capability to perform such searches.
In The Oliver Group, RVM gains from experience in media/tape-related solutions going back over a decade to help clients navigate through the myriad of issues they face when dealing with ESI on backup tapes. A consultative approach helps clients better manage both the risks and costs associated with the process.
Key discussion topics often include:
- Has the discovery request been well defined with respect to specific custodians and timeframes?
- Can custodians be mapped to specific email databases or file server backups?
- How can cataloging be used to control costs while being responsive to the requests?
- Was there a retention policy in place related to the email environments and could it impact the number of tapes that need to be restored?
- Has the client considered the potential that additional custodians may be requested at a later date and built a plan that addresses this issue?
- Could there be risks to consider related to restoring data not relevant to the matter at hand?
- Has sampling or other techniques been considered to help assess the volume of relevant ESI (not already found in live systems at a specific point in time or the differences in volume at specific points in time)?
With the addition of this expertise, RVM continues its pursuit to be a global leader in eDiscovery around the globe.