Data Archival

From: J Forbes <>
Date: Fri Dec 8 17:47:01 2000

The key ingredient here, is that the data are stored on several
hard I replace hard drives, there is a folder in
each called "archive", which collects the info from the previous
hard drive...and this archive folder is also copied to other
computers via the lan.

I wound't trust anything to only one copy, be it on a hard
drive, floppy, cd, tape cartridge, or even a book stored in the
basement :)


Sellam Wrote:

> 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
Received on Fri Dec 08 2000 - 17:47:01 GMT

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