Data Archival

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Thu Dec 7 18:49:53 2000

On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, J Forbes wrote:

> It seems to me that nowadays we buy new hard drives with a few
> times more capacity every year or two. We also have several
> computers, many networked (at home, this is).
> I think that we may just keep all the info on hard drives, with
> an occasional CD-R backup, and it will get duplicated so many
> times over the years that we would be hard pressed to lose any
> data.

And then one day the box it's stored in gets bumped a little too hard, or
when you try to fire it up in ten years something on it blows, or...?

I can think of worse ways to archive data, but I wouldn't want to trust
anything long term to a hard drive. Unless you kept the data "alive"
meaning you kept it stored on a computer that is constantly being
backed-up and in service.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger
Received on Thu Dec 07 2000 - 18:49:53 GMT

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