Many organizations use some form of server space to store ESI being preserved pursuant to a litigation hold. Methods vary from the low end of defensible (adhoc space using drag and drop preservation) to the high end of defensible (specialized storage locations using programs designed specificaly for secure preservation). Most organizations fall somewhere in the middle.
Mary Mack of Fios, Inc. published a good overview of the use of preservation repositories in e-Discovery & Preservation Obligations - Getting Ahead of the Game!, which we found posted at Lexbetm. The article contains some very practical advice on the nuts and bolts of getting from preserving in place, through collection and ultimate preservation in a repository. Topic headings include, Preservation Obligations & Triggers, IT's Role in the Preservation Process, The Preservation Framework and Completing the Process. In addition to some useful step by step instructions, the article contains this nifty graphic about the process:
Preservation Repository Framework
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