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Transporting DLT media through customs

 
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Occasional Advisor

Transporting DLT media through customs

Hi all,

I need to know the impact of bringing business sensitive data back on DLT IV tapes from a European country through customs as hand-luggage.

What are the implications of going through the x-ray machines? It must have been done before, I would like to know the process.
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Honored Contributor

Re: Transporting DLT media through customs

Hi

X-Rays in themselves will not affect the data which is on the tapes, my concern would be the walk through metal detectors.
Speak to security they may allow the tapes to be transported in a security bag.

Also I would take at least 3 copies on 3 tapes.

Paula
If you can spell SysAdmin then you is one - anon
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Re: Transporting DLT media through customs

X-ray should not be a concern. You'll probably have to show them as you go through though. With airport security as it is now though, any carry on items are heavily scrutinized and checked.
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Honored Contributor

Re: Transporting DLT media through customs

Don't take a chance, put them in a seperate bag and request a hand inspection.
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Trusted Contributor

Re: Transporting DLT media through customs

it exist some lead bag; protecting from X ray and magnetic wave;

if you have to seal the bag, there are some solution like to ask to police or something like that to control before seal and get an authorization to carry the bag without control of it.

anything is impossible
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Re: Transporting DLT media through customs

Hello,

at least I did not experience any problems with that! Including customs in
- austria
- germany
- hungary
- india
- israel
- poland
- switzerland
- usa

Your mileage may vary, of course,
Wodisch