The precarious state of classic software and hardware preservation

Antonio Carlini a.carlini at
Sat Nov 20 13:06:37 CST 2021

On 20/11/2021 18:46, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
> Is there an mirror? 

How many of us could afford the disk space? 30PB in 2016 apparently. I 
know that 10 years from now we'll all have PB drives, but right now it 
would be hard. That's 8 years of downloading @ 1Gbps. So I suspect that 
none of us has an mirror.

> What about Wikipedia? There's Infogalactic, but that's a fork, not a 
> mirror.

You can download a copy of Wikipedia and set up a local copy - it's 
probably bigger now but when I tried it, it was about 3GB.


Antonio Carlini
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