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CA Fire damages HP historical Documents
10-31-2017, 08:17 AM (This post was last modified: 10-31-2017 08:18 AM by pier4r.)
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RE: CA Fire damages HP historical Documents
careful though. Digital data is great to make copies but it is hard to let it survive if one is not disciplined.

One needs backup on new hardware when the hardware change.
One needs to backup software that was able to read certain formats.
One needs to backup the OS that was able to run the software.
If needed, a backup of hardware parts to run the OS.

One should test the data every now and then to avoid data corruption.

Time is long and everything can happen.

One solution is to stick with formats that are likely to be always supported, like plain text. Plain text plus markup language (documented) in another case.

Printing on paper or microfilm and making several copies in different locations would help alongside digital files.

Wikis are great, Contribute :)
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RE: CA Fire damages HP historical Documents - pier4r - 10-31-2017 08:17 AM

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