Guy Sotomayor wrote:
My strategy is to have *many* duplicates of the data and that all of the
bits need to be spinning. If they're not spinning, they don't exist! I
move all the data to new technology every few years (about to do another
upgrade since I'm about out of space on my 6TB array).
While I disagree on the bit about needing to be spinning (20 years from
now, everything will be flash), I wholeheartedly agree that the data
must be migrated to new technology every half-decade or full decade.
Every single one of my archive mediums -- 5.25" DSDD, zip drive, hard
drive(s), CDs, DVDs -- has had at least one failure somewhere. Even DLT.
Jim Leonard (trixter at oldskool.org
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